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Christ

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 15 0 15
1881 21 0 21
1882 23 0 23
1883 17 0 17
1884 15 0 15
1885 23 0 23
1886 16 0 16
1887 14 0 14
1888 17 0 17
1889 20 0 20
1890 20 0 20
1891 19 0 19
1892 20 0 20
1893 14 0 14
1894 24 0 24
1895 17 0 17
1896 9 0 9
1897 17 0 17
1898 13 0 13
1899 9 0 9
1900 11 0 11
1901 10 0 10
1902 12 0 12
1903 12 0 12
1904 7 0 7
1905 6 0 6
1906 12 0 12
1907 13 0 13
1908 6 0 6
1909 10 0 10
1910 9 0 9
1911 11 0 11
1912 23 0 23
1913 26 0 26
1914 29 0 29
1915 39 0 39
1916 40 0 40
1917 61 0 61
1918 58 0 58
1919 51 0 51
1920 48 0 48
1921 45 0 45
1922 61 0 61
1923 69 0 69
1924 56 0 56
1925 65 0 65
1926 49 0 49
1927 55 0 55
1928 68 0 68
1929 49 0 49
1930 51 0 51
1931 46 0 46
1932 29 0 29
1933 22 0 22
1934 36 0 36
1935 41 0 41
1936 25 0 25
1937 34 0 34
1938 27 0 27
1939 28 0 28
1940 21 0 21
1941 21 0 21
1942 25 0 25
1943 18 0 18
1944 20 0 20
1945 19 0 19
1946 17 0 17
1947 26 0 26
1948 24 0 24
1949 25 0 25
1950 21 0 21
1951 20 0 20
1952 33 0 33
1953 31 0 31
1954 31 0 31
1955 20 0 20
1956 26 0 26
1957 23 0 23
1958 28 5 23
1959 33 0 33
1960 28 0 28
1961 34 0 34
1962 30 0 30
1963 36 0 36
1964 41 5 36
1965 41 6 35
1966 19 0 19
1967 31 0 31
1968 18 0 18
1969 25 0 25
1970 25 0 25
1971 30 5 25
1972 39 6 33
1973 36 5 31
1974 28 0 28
1975 21 0 21
1976 28 5 23
1977 27 0 27
1978 23 5 18
1979 26 0 26
1980 21 0 21
1981 17 0 17
1982 28 5 23
1983 21 0 21
1984 16 0 16
1985 20 0 20
1986 11 0 11
1987 25 0 25
1988 15 0 15
1989 26 0 26
1990 19 0 19
1991 11 0 11
1992 28 0 28
1993 22 0 22
1994 16 0 16
1995 30 0 30
1996 26 0 26
1997 20 0 20
1998 26 0 26
1999 23 0 23
2000 34 0 34
2001 32 0 32
2002 33 0 33
2003 37 0 37
2004 29 0 29
2005 31 0 31
2006 37 0 37
2007 38 0 38
2008 41 0 41
2009 37 0 37
2010 28 0 28
2011 46 0 46
2012 30 0 30
2013 30 0 30
2014 23 0 23
2015 37 0 37

Fun Facts about the name Christ

  • How many people with the first name Christ have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,725 babies born with the first name Christ in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christ to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christ? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 15 new born babies.
  • When was Christ first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Christ is Wednesday, May 15th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Christ born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christ was in 1923 with a total of 69 babies.
  • Random Christ Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christ is not a popular baby boy's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Christ: Your name in reverse order is Tsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tihrsc. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Christ? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 7,261 people with the last name Christ.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Christ? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Christ as their last name.
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Popularity of Christ as a first name

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Popularity of Christ as a last name

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Common last names for Christ

  • Pappas
  • Christensen
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Nelson
  • Hansen
  • Jensen
  • Anderson
  • George
  • Bauer
  • Schmidt
  • Poulos
  • Larsen
  • Olsen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Christ U.S.
  White 92.55% 64.26%
  African American 1.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.14% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.45% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.64% 16.26%

Of Last Name Christ

People with the last name Christ are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Christ" mean? The list below shows the origins of Christ as well as things modernly associated with the name Christ such as celebrities named Christ.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Christ
The Anointed; an appellation given to Jesus, the Savior. It is synonymous with the Hebrew Messiah.

Etymology: L. Christus, Gr. �, fr. � anointed, fr. chri`ein to anoint. See Chrism

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Any expected deliverer
  2. A teacher and prophet born in Bethlehem and active in Nazareth; his life and sermons form the basis for Christianity (circa 4 BC - AD 29)

From Old English Crist, from Latin Christus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός (Khristós), proper noun use of χριστός (khristós, “the anointed one”), a calque of מָשִׁיחַ (māšīaḥr, “anointed”) (whence English messiah).

  1. The anointed one or messiah predicted in the Hebrew Bible.
  2. (Christianity) A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.
  3. A surname​.
  4. (art) A figure or other artistic depiction of Jesus Christ.

Christ was also found in the following language(s): French, German, Middle French, Norman, Scots, and Welsh

Other Inspirations for the Name Christ

Christ Chapel
Christ Chapel Academy
Christ Of The Abyss
Christ The King
Christ The Redeemer
Christ The Redeemer Sterling
Christ Church
Christ House

What does the name Christ mean?

Cis for confident, no doubts here!

His for happy, your wonderful laugh.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Iis for impartial, a great arbiter

Sis for sweet, your pleasing way.

Tis for tender, loving nature.

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