Word Summary
Christianos: a Christian
Original Word: Χριστιανός
Transliteration: Christianos
Phonetic Spelling: (khris-tee-an-os')
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a Christian
Meaning: Christian -- a Christian
Strong's Concordance

From Christos; a Christian, i.e. Follower of Christ -- Christian.

see GREEK Christos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5546: Χριστιανός

Χριστιανός (cf. Lightfoot on Philip., p. 16 note), Χριστιανου, (Χριστός), a Christian, a follower of Christ: Acts 11:26; Acts 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16. The name was first given to the worshippers of Jesus by the Gentiles, but from the second century (Justin Martyr (e. g. Apology 1, 4, p. 55 a.; dialog contra Trypho, § 35; cf. 'Teaching etc. 12, 4 [ET])) onward accepted by them as a title of honor. CL Lipsius, Ueber Ursprung u. ältesten Gebrauch des Christennamens. 4to, pp. 20, Jen. 1873. (CL Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word, 2; Farrar in Alex.'s Kitto, under the word; on the 'Titles of Believers in the N. T.' see Westcott, Epistles of St. John, p. 125f; cf. Dict. of Chris. Antiqq., under the word 'Faithful'.)