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What does Christer mean?

Christer Pronunciation of Christer [chris-ter] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Christer is "follower of Christ". Christer is a version of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus.

Associated with: follower (servant).


Christer has 1 variant: Krister.

11 more related forms via Christian: Chrestien, Chris, Christan, Christie, Christo, Christos, Christy, Cristen, Criston, Cristos and Cristy.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Christer Krish (C.K.), ..

How popular is Christer?

Christer is an unusual first name for males. Christer is an equivalently uncommon surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Christer (not ranked) are Christian (#43 in 2015), Chris (#507), Christy, Christie and Christos. Other variants, like Krister, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Christer was widespread among parents 19 years ago (average #1287) and is somewhat lower today (#1310, 47.1%), with the form Chris falling out of fashion. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christian, Christie, Christos, Christy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christian outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alaister, Aleister, Alister, Allister, Aristeo, Carston, Carter, Caster, Chester, Chipper, Chriss, Christiaan, Christiano, Christmas, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoph, Christophe, Christopher, Chrystian, Coster, Cristian, Cristino, Cristofer, Cristofor (see Cristofer), Cristopher, Forester, Forster, Tristen, Whistler and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Christer.

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