Sunday, September 18, 2011
Happy Name Day, Kryštof! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!
Today we honor Kryštof. Happy name day, Kryštof!
The name Kryštof is a variant of Christopher, which is of Greek origin, and Kristopher, which is of Scandinavian and Greek origin. The name Kryštof means "bearing Christ".
It was used by early Christians as a metaphorical name, expressing that they carried Christ in their hearts. In the Middle Ages, literal interpretations of the name's etymology led to legends about a Saint Christopher who carried the young Jesus across a river. He has come to be regarded as the patron saint of travelers.