One of the greatest names ever. The meaning is perfect, due to the loving reference to Christ our Lord, and it doesn't matter if it's a long name. It's not "dated" either, since a name like this can never be "dated".
Positive opinion. It's okay because it's such a nice, cool and strong name.
Also used in Spanish. Alongside the variants Cristopher and Cristofer, this name peaked in the 90's in Spain:
I like Kristofer better, but Christopher just looks like an old fairy tale or something, this should’ve been common in the 1800s rather than the 70s to present.
Yes, I know that it is overused but still an amazing name.
It's my middle name and I hate it. It's too long and a pain in the ass to write/type in forms. The 'h' and 'ph' look aesthetically ugly and is a waste of space; should have simply been - Cristofer - if anything. It's also annoying how most people just call you 'Chris' - another reason exemplifying why it's way too long. Personally I would've preferred "Kristian." Shorter, has a better ring to it, people don't shorten it to Chris. So much better IMO.
I think it sounds really handsome but I just can't see it on a child very well.
Handsome and regal.
I prefer Kristafer.
Christopher Jackson who plays George Washington in Hamilton and has the most divine voice.
Is a beautiful name is Christopher. I'm happy my name is part of me, it's the best name I could ask for.
I named my daughter Krystaffa because my mother's name was Krystal and my father's middle name is Taffa. I think the name Christopher is very suitable for a girl.
This is a cool name. Christopher has a good nickname: Chris too.
I think it's a pretty cool name.
Name of the day: 3/14/21.
Common and boring name.
This name is strong, really masculine and classic, has history, has charm, while it's not of my favorites, anyway, Christopher is a classic, quality name.
Cristopher without the H is way better cause H’s are Ew!
I don’t care about the meaning because I’m not religious, however, it is a very nice name, Christoph is nice as a nickname.
I love this name and I would also use Chris as a nickname.
Saint Christopher is the patron saint of travellers.
So many good things going for this name! Saint Christopher is my patron saint and the character Christopher from the Sopranos, played by Michael Imperioli, is the love of my teenage dreams. I find so many positive associations in the name. A very masculine, determined, yet gentle and protecting name.
Also:Usage: Swedish (Rare), Danish (Rare), Norwegian (Rare)Pronounced: kris-TUW-feh (Swedish), krehs-DO-fu (Danish)
It has a nice, strong sound to it although I wouldn't use it due to it being quite outdated (70s and 80s) where I am from, it also automatically gets shortened to Chris. It was one of the most common names at my Catholic high school, along with James, Michael, Paul and Anthony.
I would never give my son this name. It's too common and too religious. Ironically I knew a really evil guy with this name who was a Satanist.
It doesn’t sound that religious, what is up with you guys? It’s a very hot name!
My fiance's name is Christopher. I prefer his full name to Chris or Kit because it sounds nicer. I never considered it to be too religious until someone else brought it up. It's a classic name for a good, noble person.
Christopher is my name. For most of my life, I have gone by Christopher and have always preferred it that way. It can be tricky, however, when you meet new people. Often they will shorten it to Chris without asking. I should say that I don't mind being called Chris - but usually only close family call me that. If they do ask what my preference is (which surprisingly has happened often), I will always say "Christopher".It's one of the few names where we just assume the shorter nickname is preferred.
I noticed most people with this name usually go by Chris 99% of the time.
Christopher is a pleasant name that I enjoy hearing and it does offer a certain gentle quality that is balanced evenly by its “masculine” sound. It is a name which has a history that is far from recent and I do believe it could suit just about anybody, regardless of personality.
I was named Christopher in 1953 but my dad who is from Poland always calls me ChristOFFER. When I was a small child he would call me Binky, after Christopher Robin.
I am now generally known as Chris but when my mum was alive anyone calling me Chris in her hearing would be told in no uncertain terms "his name is CHRISTOPHER!".
Christopher is a really great name for a boy. It’s handsome and masculine. Naming a girl Christopher is like naming a boy Princess. For a girl, I like Christine. Christopher is the name of my father. I don’t live with him anymore though, but I still like him. I respect parents who want to name their daughters Christopher, but it just doesn’t sound right for a girl at all! It’s a traditional male name and it must stay that way! Christopher is a classy timeless name. A boy with this name will age well. I might consider Christopher as a middle name for my future son. I can see why this name is so popular. I also like the nicknames Chris and Topher!
I love this name! It reminds me of Winnie the Pooh.
I really like the name even though I'm not a Christian but I really want to name my son this name because it's more of a commemoration towards Christopher Morcom, the best friend of Alan Turing (the name I chose was Teddy Christopher Alan King )
I love the name Christopher! It was my dad’s name. Those saying Christopher can be used as a girl’s name are not in trouble. It’s just strange. I never thought of Christopher as a girl’s name. It’s always been masculine to me. Come to think of it, I kinda like Christopher as a girl’s name too, but it’s way more masculine to me. This is my fresh comment for Christopher after my first one said something else. Christopher is unique for a girl but not Christine for a boy. Christopher is okay for a girl, but it’s really beautiful for a boy. That’s not to say I hate the name for a girl, I don’t, but it’s always struck me as masculine mainly. In my two name books, it would have Christopher in both boy and girl sections and Christine in the girl book only.
My name is Chris and I want to say that the name Chris is the most masculine name I've ever heard.
Users who are saying that Christopher can be a female name are somewhat correct. But I don’t think Christine, Christina, or Christiana would suit a male. Personally I wouldn’t name my daughter Christopher because it’s my dads name and I’m so used to it being masculinity acceptable, but it doesn’t hurt a female 100%. But a boy Christine, hmm!
It's too religious. I can understand why most guys with this name prefer to be called Chris. I think it's an overused old man's name. Way too common. If you want a modern name that starts with C, try Connor or Carter.
Certainly very macho, but sissy Chrissy would be a dreadful nickname.
It's my friend's name and it is classy.
In 2018, 26 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Christopher who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 10th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Late New York rap legend Notorious B.I.G., also known as 'Biggie Smalls' or 'Biggie' bore this name - Christopher George Latore Wallace. His album 'Life After Death' is certified 11x multi-platinum by the RIAA, and is considered one of the best rappers of all time.
My mother named me Christopher Ryan, for the fact my mom's best friend had her son first and named him Ryan. So I got Christopher. It was going to be Christopher Robin, but I dodged a bullet on that one.
No idea who he is, but there is a famous bearer called Christopher Reeve.
Christopher Carlton Cumberbatch, born June 1, 2015, is the son of Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter.
Christopher Inadomi "Chris" Tashima is a Japanese American actor and director. He is co-founder of the entertainment company Cedar Grove Productions and Artistic Director of its Asian American theatre company, Cedar Grove OnStage. He is an Academy Award winner for directing the film Visas and Virtue as well as starring in it.
Christopher Edward "Chris" Hansen is an American television journalist. He is known for his work on Dateline NBC, in particular the former segment To Catch a Predator, which revolved around catching potential Internet sex predators using a sting operation. He also hosts Killer Instinct on Investigation Discovery, which documents homicide investigations. In September 2016 he became the new host of the syndicated show Crime Watch Daily.
Christopher Ruben Studdard, is an American R&B, pop and gospel singer. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award nomination in December 2003 for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for "Superstar". In the years following Idol, Studdard has released six studio albums, including his platinum-selling debut, Soulful, and the top-selling gospel follow-up, I Need an Angel. He is most well known for his recording career, which has produced hits including "Flying Without Wings", "Sorry 2004", and "Change Me", but he has also segued into television and stage work. Most notably, he toured with Robin Givens in the comedy-drama I Need a Hug and in 2008 starred as Fats Waller in a national tour revival of Ain't Misbehavin', which spawned a Grammy-nominated soundtrack.
Christopher Claus Andersen is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "Birdman", Andersen was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Iola, Texas, and played one year at Blinn College. Andersen began his professional career in the Chinese Basketball Association and the American minor leagues. He then played in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets and the New Orleans Hornets. He received a two-year ban from the NBA in 2006 for violating the league's drug policy, but was reinstated on March 4, 2008, and re-signed with the Hornets the next day. He returned to Denver later in 2008, and remained with the team until 2012. He signed with the Miami Heat in January 2013 and won a championship with them that same year. He is the only Blinn student to ever play in the NBA.
Christopher Anthony John "Chris" Martin is an English musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist. He is best known as the co-founder and lead singer of the British rock band Coldplay. Born in Whitestone, near Exeter in Devon, Martin went to University College London where he formed a rock band with fellow musician Jonny Buckland in 1996 called Starfish, which was eventually renamed Coldplay in 1998.
Christopher Thomas Woo, also known as Woo Sung-hyun and better known by his stage name Kevin Woo is a Korean-American singer and television host currently based in South Korea. He is a former member of South Korean boy band U-KISS. He is a co-host alongside Jimin Park and Jae of Day6 of the popular Korean music talk show After School Club, which is conducted in English so as to appeal to foreign fans of Korean music. He is a former member of boy band XING.
Christopher Robert "Chris" Evans is an American actor and filmmaker. Evans is known for his superhero roles as the Marvel Comics characters Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its 2007 sequel.
I always liked this name for a boy. I like the shortened form 'Chris' and the full name.
Christopher Odhiambo Okinda is a prominent Kenyan actor, film director, producer, author and radio presenter. He featured in the Oscar award-winning movie The Constant Gardener working alongside Ralph Fiennes and White Maasai. He is the founder of the theatre film company Something Productions,, which produces plays in his mother's native Dholuo language, and is actively involved in the making of films and documentaries, the latter for both television and radio.
I named my baby boy Christopher in 1970. Shortly after that it rose to be quite popular. I remember I hadn't named him until after birth, and I just looked at him and knew his name should be Christopher. I used the nickname Chris which he used too. I liked the name and still do. It means "Christ's bearer".
I believe Kip is another nickname for Christopher.
Christopher Robin is not a fictional character but was A.A. Milne's son. The stories were written for him. In his later life he owned a successful bookshop in Dartmouth, Devon, U.K. called the Harbour Bookshop. You can read more about him in his Wikipedia entry. I only comment because I met him in my early life and he encouraged me in my reading.
IT'S CHRISTOPHER, NOT CHRIS! I tell people that all the time! I'm Christopher, he's Chris. It's respectful to get peoples' name right!
I am named Christopher and I am the eldest with 3 sisters. As a young age they struggled with the full name Christopher. My eldest sister called me Topher and my youngest sister called me Snoff, which my partner found cute and has called me so for the past 15 years. I think the name is a good, strong name. I will be using Kester as a middle name for my son (as my partner is half Scottish), hitting 2 birds with 1 stone so both parents are covered, quite a masculine name too.
I would definitely use this name for my future son either as a first or middle name. My dad's name was Christopher.
It's a good, strong name and one of the better "classics," but I still think it's too overused and I dislike the inevitable nickname Chris.
Matthew Christopher Miller (born June 29, 1982), who goes by the stage name Matthew Mercer, is an American voice actor. Some of his major roles have been in English dubs of Japanese anime, including Levi in 'Attack on Titan', Kiritsugu Emiya in 'Fate/Zero', Kanji Tatsumi for episodes 13-26 in 'Persona 4: The Animation', Trafalgar Law in 'One Piece', and Jotaro Kujo in 'JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders'.
Although "Christy" and "Christie" are common diminutives of Christopher in Ireland, "Críostóir" would be the direct translation of Christopher in the Irish language (Gaelge/Gaelic). [noted -ed]
Ralph Wiggum:"Topher makes me think of gopher." :)
I usually just say, "My name is Chris, but you can call me Christopher", a twist on "My name is Christopher, but you can call me Chris".
Christopher 'Chris' Purejoie, of the Dark Lord children's trilogy Dark Lord; The Teenage Years, Dark Lord: A Fiend in Need and Dark Lord: Eternal Detention where an evil Dark Lord turns into a human boy, but keeps his evil ways. READ IT! Also Christopher is a wonderful name.
My boyfriend's name is Christopher, but I call him Chris. I prefer that over Christopher. Christopher sounds too old fashioned to me.
I was born Christopher. My mother and family call me Christopher. Everyone did until senior school. And teachers said hi Chris and I said no. I said I'm a Christopher. No one listens. I am great at names. It's respect.
Master 7 was named after his Uncle Chris. Thank God because he was destined to be a Dante - yuk! I have been asked many a time over the years why we didn't spell it Kristofer - the Russian form, I believe. Because he was NAMED after someone, I don't like the alternative spellings and Christopher is such a traditional name it shouldn't be spelt any other way!
With the nicknames Chris (like crisp) and Chip, the name really just makes me hungry.
Christopher is a handsome, sophisticated, classic name. I love this name! I'd definitely name my son this! :D.
This can be a female name. A famous bearer is Ben Affleck's mother Christopher.
VERY common but VERY decent.
Both father and older son in the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews, (Flowers in the Attic is the first novel) are named Christopher. The son goes by Chris.
There are more forms of the name Christopher - here in Estonia, the name Kristo or Christo is a popular male name, that's shortened from Christopher.
Elizabeth Taylor has a son named Christopher Edward, born in 1955.
Despite its popularity, I still love this name. I can understand its popularity, which is something I can't say about too many names these days. If you want to use this name but are hesitant because it's so common, just call him Christopher or even Kit instead of Chris, and his life will be a lot less confusing!
Name of the Day: March 14, 2013.
Christopher (Chris) Hemsworth is an Australian actor.
I know quite a few people named Christopher, and they all go by Chris. I understand why, since Christopher is a really long name, but Christopher sounds better to me. I've never seen anyone over 40 with this name, although I'm sure there's plenty of them out there.
This name is incredibly popular but I actually like it. It's got a nice, strong sound to it. However I don't like the nickname 'Chris', the full name sounds much better (everyone I know with this name uses the nickname, however.)
My name is Christopher. In my opinion I've got a great name, but the problem is it's too common. Too many people have the name Christopher who don't deserve it.
I'd rather be named Satanus, than Christopher...
Christopher is a terrible, awful name for someone who wants to be free of the societal dogma and think independently.
@angolmois, Are you atheist losers so sad and pathetic, you have to vent your hatred of religion on a NAMING website?
@Josiah Isaias
What about Atheists? I'm a RAGING Atheist and MY son is named Christopher. Get over yourself.
Nice, classic boys name.
Lately, I've been really liking the name Christopher. I tend to like older names that have a traditional/classic sound to it.
I am expecting my second child (first boy) and love traditional names which can easily be shortened into multiple nicknames. The name Christopher Anderson is what I'm leaning towards, believing a name says a lot about a person and their traits. I've known many "Christopher"s throughout my life and every single one of them has been nice, considerate, and liked by all who meet them (not to mention attractive). I LOVE the name and the people I associate it with... and LOVE the nickname Topher, I never would've thought of that :-)
Christopher "Chris" Colfer is an actor and a singer. He plays Kurt Hummel on Glee.
Chris Cornell is the lead singer for Soundgarden among several other bands (first name is Christopher of course).
I am sick and tired of people using MY name for their children! Christopher happens to be MY name and it's too common and there are lots of people who have MY name who don't deserve it!
I just want to say that nobody has a copyright to their name, and that anybody can use any name they like without your permission.
Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos-- better known by the stage name "Criss Angel." He is an inspiring, talented Greek-American illusionist, stunt performer, musician, and actor. Commonly known for his television show A&E's "Criss Angel: Mindfreak," among his incredible demonstrations (Hanging from fish-hooks attached to a helicopter-- while flying above the Grand Canyon; Buried Alive; Walking up the Luxor; etc). Criss keeps busy in his 5-days a week performance illusion show "Criss Angel BeLIEve" in collaboration with Cirque du Soleil at the Luxor casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I like this name and I like the nickname Chris, But I DESPISE the nickname Topher, I swear it looks like a nickname some stupid hipster would give their child, trying to be original or some crap like that. HATE IT.
It reminds me of greediness. Like crisp stuffer or something.
Name of the Day: March 14, 2011.
I actually think this may be French.
This is my son's name. I think it's classic, masculine and wonderful. Didn't care that it was a popular name. To me, that is a silly reason to not give a name you love to your child.
Another way to spell this name is Cristofer.As common as the name is, it isn't spelled this way often but this is how my mom spelt my brother's name. :)
It's a nice name, but definitely overused.
Kristofor is the Croatian form, but today it's uncommon (this form usually refers to the saint). Much more used are the contracted form Krsto, and short form Kristo. [noted -ed]
A famous bearer was Christopher "Chris" Benoit (21 May 1967 - 24 June 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler who held a total of 32 championships during his career and is recognized as a WWE two-time world champion. He also gained notoriety when he killed his wife, son, and self in June 2007.
A famous bearer of the name is Christopher John Albright (born January 14, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) an American football player who currently plays for New York Red Bulls.
Christ stop her!
Ugly name.
The name IS popular, but don't worry. The popularity was dropping downhill ever since the mid-1980's. I wonder what KEPT it popular.
Overused? I've never known a Christopher and I don't even see it in print that often. How about Tyler, Jayden, or Ian? Now that's overused.
Famous Bearer - Chris Pine.
He played Captain Kirk in the latest Star Trek movie. I think he is such a hottie!
Were I a boy called Christopher, I wouldn't want to be called Topher. Because no matter how you say it, it's gonna sound like either tofu or tosser.
Christopher Hitchens [born 1949] is a highly acclaimed British author, journalist and activist currently living in America.
I like this name a lot for a boy. Partly because a couple of my past boyfriends had this name. But I think it's because I just like the name itself.
Christopher Ibrahimoff is real name of Bulgarian-Greek composer Chris Wilson.
I've always associated this name with Winnie the Pooh and I consider this a positive association. :P Kit is a lovely nickname, it's less common than Chris.
Christopher Grace played Eric Foreman on That 70's Show, and is credited as Topher Grace.
Christopher is the first name of 'Scrubs' character, surgeon Chris Turk, who is usally referred to by his surname. He is protagonist JD's best friend since college and roommate (for most of the series).
This is my name. I don't think it suits me at all, as it normally reminds me of a teenage, party going sort of person. I still love the sound of my name and am glad my mother named me this, though I feel Edward would suit me much more.
Ugh. This name is WAY too common. Every second boy's name is Christopher, and it's always shortened to the unoriginal nickname Chris. I'll pass. There are plenty of other names out there.
Christopher Albright, footballer, born 14th January, 1979 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
A "famous" bearer is Christopher Norris (an actress from the 80s).Thinking about it Christopher is such a beautiful name - why not using it on a girl?
Number 9 for boys in 2005.
Now, it's not that I dislike the name per se, but it's overused. I also hate the nickname Chris, and I'm not crazy about Topher either.
My name is Christopher and when I was little and people called me "Chris" my mom would correct them and say "'Topher." And my dad started calling me Topher. But I prefer Christopher over all of them but most people won't call me Christopher because they say it's too long to say. But I say that's a bunch of bullcrap.
Famous bearer, Christopher McCandless. If you have ever heard of him he was a man exploring the wilderness who died doing what he loved the most. He has an inspiring story. =]
I love this name, it sounds so beautiful. Common maybe, but I just love it.
Christopher 'Kit' Nubbles is a character in Charles Dickens' novel "The Old Curiosity Shop."
I like and hate this name. I associate it with Christopher Paolini, whom I hate for so blatantly ripping off so many books, without even trying to change them or 'make them his', so to speak. So, yeah. I wouldn't use it, but I don't hate it. It's quite nice, actually.
J.R.R. Tolkien's youngest son is called Christopher. He is the editor of all texts written by J.R.R. Tolkien that weren't published during his life.
Christopher was a recurring character on the TV show Gilmore Girls (he was Rory's father.) He was played by David Sutcliffe.
Topher as a nickname? Sorry everyone who mentioned that, but I just don't think that sounds normal. Shorten it to Chris, and if you really hate it just get another name.
My name is Christopher and I can't stand being called Chris. There were 1500 or more students at my high school and I think 300 of them answered to Chris/Kris, not just the Ch/Kristopers but also the Christians, Ch/Kristines, Ch/Kristabelles, Ch/Kris-this Ch/Kris-that. All of us refused to answer to Chris before leaving school and I still won't.
This is a very nice name. I like the meaning. Even though it is a common and long name, I still like it. Most people that I know with this name go by "Chris". I like that nickname. If your name is Christopher and you think it is too formal, you can shorten it to "Chris" or even "Topher".
A famous bearer is Christopher Foyle, detective from "Foyle´s war".
I don't personally like "Christopher" but I think that "Chris" is amazing. It's attractive.
I knew a fellow named Christopher who wanted to be called "Topher", because he insisted that "Chris" was a girl's name. One of my friends misheard him and thought he said "Tofu", so that became his nickname.
A famous bearer of this name is Christopher Paolini, author of the "Inheritance" book trilogy, the first book of which was honoured by Entertainment Weekly with the prestigious title of "Worst Book of 2005".
Popular Christopher's also include rock singer Chris Isaak (famous for his song Wicked Game) and the character Christopher Multisanti from The Sopranos (played by Michael Imperioli).
Popular singer Josh Groban has a younger brother named Christopher.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Christopher here:
I like the nickname Cristafoo with it! Lol, it's something one of my cousins made up.
Criss Angel's full name is Christopher Sarantakos.
And of course Chris Castile (Mark Foster from SbS).
Other famous bearers: Christopher Judge and Chris Barrie.
The funny thing about this name is that it has 'stop her' in it.
Chris Martin (love his voice) is the lead singer of Colplay.
Actor Topher Grace's real name is Christopher. Topher makes a cute nickname.
Johnny Depp's middle name.
I love the name Christopher. If I were a boy, my name would have been either Ryan Christopher or Robert Christopher, so if I ever have a boy I'm planning on giving them the middle name Christopher as well.
Christopher Meloni who plays Detective Elliot Stabler on Law and Order SVU.
I avoid common names like the plague, and though it doesn't get much more common than "Chris", Christopher is still a beautiful name. I really do love the name in the aesthtic sense, and while I'm not into Biblical names either, this one does have something very noble and good about it. Christopher is a great name.
Christopher Eccleston played the Ninth Doctor on the British television series Doctor Who.
Famous bearer: Christopher Eugene O'Donnell or Chris O'Donnell.
A famous bearer is explorer Christopher Columbus.
Christopher is the English version of the name of Italian explorer Cristobal Colón.
I love this name and meaning of it is so nice. I gave this name to my first son and spelt it Kristopher. He is 15 now and loves his name. He goes by Kris. It is often spelt wrong but he doesn't care. The name Christopher is a timeless classic.
A famous person with this name is the brilliant actor Christopher Walker.
Jodie Foster's second son is named Christopher.
I actually love this as a girls' name.
Weird. It doesn't seem very feminine to me. The only thing that makes it remotely feminine is a sort of similarity to Jennifer--three syllables, emphasis on the first, and the 'fer/pher' ending. However, there is absolutely no etymological connection. I'd hate this as a girls' name, I admit.
Christopher as a girls' name? Uhmmm ... how about not?
Christopher Bridges is rapper Ludacris's real name.
Can also be spelled Kristopher.
Christopher Novaselic is the bass player in the band Nirvana, his nickname is Crist which I think is quite cute actually.
The bassist in Nirvana's name is Krist, I think it is a Croation name. He used Chris in the eighties because he was embarrassed about the mispronunciation of Krist so for the album Bleach he is credited as Chris but for all subsequent albums his name was Krist.Christopher Wolstenholme, bassist for the rock band Muse is another famous bearer.
Raab Himself's first name is actually Chris.
This is the name of actor Christopher Thomas Howell (aka C. Thomas Howell) who played in "The Outsiders" and "Grandview U.S.A."
Christopher Marlowe, English playwright.
Christopher is also the first name of the guy with THE MOST BEAUTIFUL voice: Chris Kirkpatrick (*NSYNC).
Famous bearer: Christopher Boone, the 15-year-old protagonist of Mark Haddon's award-winning novel 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time'. In the book, Christopher, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome (a form of autism), attempts to solve the mystery of who killed Wellington, a neighbour's dog.
Christopher Reeve was an actor famous for portraying Superman.
I was supposed to be named Christopher, had I been a boy. This will definitely be my first son's name. Should I ever have a son, that is.
Famous bearer: Christopher Lee (Lord of the Rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, etc.)
Famous beares include Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh books and Christopher Plummer, the actor.
AA Milne's son actually was named, and called, Christopher Robin by his parents: he changed to Robin after being teased at school.
Another famous bearer of this name is Christopher Paolini, the young author of the much beloved "Inheritance Trilogy".
Famous bearer of the name: Christopher Trousdale, a former member of the band "Dream Street".
I have also heard that it derives from a name or word meaning the light, or the light that is sent by God, hence Jesus being given the title Christ as in Jesus The Light That Is Sent By God.

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