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What does Christoffer mean?

Christoffer Pronunciation of Christoffer [christof-fer] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Christoffer means "bearing Christ". Christoffer is a German form of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

Associated with: greek.


Christoffer has 11 variants: Christofer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor and Kristoforos.

2 more different relations via Christopher: Christof and Christophe.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Christoffer Frederick (C.F.), ..

How popular is Christoffer?

Christoffer is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#58999 out of 150436, Top 39%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Christoffer reached its peak rank of #36 in Sweden in 1998, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 100 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christoffer name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Christopher (#32 the previous year), Cristofer (#1722), Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristofer, Christofer and Christophe are the prominent varying forms of Christoffer. Adoption of these forms of Christoffer was at its highest 5 decades ago (median #1205) and has become much reduced since (#1719, 82.2% less usage).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christofer, Christophe, Christopher, Cristofer, Kristofer in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristoffer, Kristofor in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Christoffer is alike in pronunciation to Cristofor, Cristopher and Khristopher. Other recommended names are Chester, Chrestien, Christan, Christer, Christiaan, Christian, Christiano, Christie, Christmas, Christo, Christoph, Christos, Christy, Cristen, Cristobal, Criston, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristovano, Krister, Kristoff, Kristopher, Krystopher and Whistler. These names tend to be more commonly used than Christoffer.

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