- one of the Leeward Islands, in the E West Indies: part of St. Kitts-Nevis; formerly a British colony. 68 sq. mi. (176 sq. km).
- Saint,died a.d. c250, Christian martyr.
- a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “Christ-bearer.”
- Saint. 3rd century ad, Christian martyr; patron saint of travellers
Word Origin and History for st. christopher
masc. proper name, Church Latin Christophoros, from Ecclesiastical Greek khristophoros, literally "Christ-bearing;" from phoros "bearer," from pherein "to carry" (see infer). In medieval legend he was a giant (one of the rare virtuous ones) who aided travellers by carrying them across a river. Medallions with his image worn by travellers are known from the Middle Ages (e.g. Chaucer's Yeoman). Not a common name in medieval England.