Is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "bearing Christ inside". From Khristophoros. Popular among early Christians.
Revived in the 1940s by the popularity of A.A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh", whose human hero is called Christopher Robin. Explorer Christopher Columbus; actors Christopher Plummer, Christopher Reeve; architect Christopher Wren.
Variations of Christopher are:
Chris, Christie, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Christos, Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristovano, Kester, Kit, Kitt, Kris, Kriss, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristos, Krzysztof, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.