"Christ" is a sacred title, and not an ordinary appellation or common name. It is of Greek derivation, and in meaning is identical with its Hebrew equivalent Messiah or Messias, signifying the Anointed One. It is one of many titles by which Jesus is known.

Sources: Dictionary, 1979 LDS edition King James Bible, p. 790, and James E. Talmage, Jesus the Christ, pages 35-36.