Christopher

Christopher m
English: from Greek Khristophoros, a name composed of the elements Khristos Christ + pherein to bear. This was popular among early Christians, conscious of the fact that they were metaphorically bearing Christ in their hearts. A later, over-literal interpretation of the name gave rise to the legend of a saint who actually bore the Christ-child over a stream; he is regarded as the patron of travellers.
Cognates: Irish Gaelic: Críostóir. Scottish: Kester; See also CRÌSDEAN (SEE Crìsdean). French: Christophe. Italian: Cristoforo. Spanish: Cristóbal. Catalan: Cristòfol. Portuguese: Cristovão. German: Christoph. Scandinavian: Kristoffer. Polish: Krzysztof. Czech: Kryštof Finnish: Risto.
Short forms: English: Chris. Spanish: Cristo.
Pet forms: English: Kit. German: Stoffel.

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