Meaning and Origin of: Christ

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Greek : Christ-bearer

Last name origin & meaning:

  • German : from the Latin personal name Christus ‘Christ’ (see Christian). The name Christ (Latin Christus) is from Greek Khristos, a derivative of khriein ‘to anoint’, a calque of Hebrew mashiach ‘Messiah’, which likewise means literally ‘the anointed’.
  • English : variant of Crist.