Usage: Christos, of Greek origin, is a popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Christos are in general originating from France, Greece, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Christos across the world, see Cristos.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 3.
The name Christos is ranked on the 3,347th position of the most used names. It means that this name is commonly used.
We estimate that there are at least 103400 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.002% of the population.
The name Christos has eight characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Christos for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Christos is the non-Greek version of a common Greek given name which is spelled in two ways:
- “Χρίστος”, Chrístos, from the adjective “χριστός”, christós, i.e., “anointed” (or “chosen one” as is the Christian theological term for the Messiah), and
- “Χρήστος”, Chrēstos, from the adjective “χρηστός”, chrēstós, i.e., “useful”.
In Modern Greek both spellings are practically interchangeable and are pronounced the same (with the stress on the penultimate syllable), but differently from Christós, Christ, which is accented on the last syllable. This eliminates confusion as to whether someone refers to a regular person or to Jesus Christ.
Moving the accent of a word to create a personal name can be observed in other cases as well, e.g. “Σταύρος” (Stávros), from “σταυρός” (stavrós, cross).
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