Christopher is the patron saint of travellers, controversial “discoverer” of the New World, and Winnie the Pooh’s sole human friend. This classic name experienced a huge revival in popularity from 1960-2000 and remains a go-to boys’ name. Despite it’s prominence, it’s not one of those names one gets sick of hearing over and over again. A real winner.


  • greek: One who carries Christ
  • latin:


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Christopher Walken, Actor Christopher Reeve, Italian explorer Christopher Columbus

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Pierce Brosnan, Son of Gene Hackman, Son of Hunter Tylo, Son of Sean Combs, Son of Dean Cain and Samantha Torres, Son of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger