Christos
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Given Name CHRISTOS
GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Theology
OTHER SCRIPTS: Χριστος (Ancient Greek)
Meaning & History
Means "anointed", derived from Greek χριω (chrio) "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".
Related Names
VARIANT: Christ
OTHER LANGUAGES: Hristofor, Hristo (Bulgarian), Kristofor, Krsto (Croatian), Kryštof (Czech), Kristoffer, Christoffer, Kris (Danish), Christoffel (Dutch), Christopher, Chip, Chris, Kit, Kris, Kristopher, Topher (English), Kristoffer, Risto (Finnish), Christophe (French), Christoph (German), Christoforos (Greek), Kristóf (Hungarian), Christie, Christy (Irish), Cristoforo (Italian), Christophoros (Late Greek), Christophorus (Late Roman), Kristaps (Latvian), Kristupas (Lithuanian), Hristofor, Hristo, Risto (Macedonian), Kristoffer, Christoffer (Norwegian), Krzysztof, Krzyś, Krzysiek (Polish), Cristóvão (Portuguese), Christie, Christy, Kester (Scottish), Krištof (Slovak), Krištof (Slovene), Cristóbal (Spanish), Kristoffer, Christoffer (Swedish)