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What does Christof mean?

Christof Pronunciation of Christof [christof] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and Christof means "bearing Christ". Christof is a variant form of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

Associated with: greek.


Christof has 2 variants: Christoph and Christophe.

9 more related forms via Christopher: Chris, Christie, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christos, Cristofer, Kristo and Kristos.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Christof Everett (C.E.), ..

How popular is Christof?

Christof is an uncommon given name for men. Christof is a unique last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Christof (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Chris (#507 from recent data), Christie, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoph, Christophe, Christopher (#32), Christos and Cristofer (#1722). Adoption of these forms of Christof was more pronounced among parents 5 decades ago (average #1331) and is now much less (#1584, 82%), with forms such as Christopher becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christie, Christofer, Christoph, Christophe in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christopher, Christos, Cristofer in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christoffer, Christopher outside U.S.

Similar Names

Christof is pronounced similarly to Kristof, Kristoff and Krystof. Other suggested similar names are Aristo, Aristos, Bristol, Bristow, Carston, Cheston, Chilton, Chrestien, Chriss, Christan, Christer, Christiaan, Christian, Christiano, Christmas, Christo, Christoforus, Christy, Chrystian, Crichton, Crispo, Cristen, Cristian, Cristino, Cristobal, Cristofor (see Cristofer), Cristoforo, Criston, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristy, Triston and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Christof.

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