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Updated June 9, 2019

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Christ-bearer

How Popular Is The Name Christ

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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