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What does Christoforus mean?

Christoforus Pronunciation of Christoforus [christo-forus] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Christoforus is "bearing Christ". Christoforus is an alternate form of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

Associated with: greek.


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

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Middle name pairings:
Christoforus Clive (C.C.), ..

How popular is Christoforus?

Christoforus is an uncommonly occurring given name for males. Christoforus is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Christopher (#32 from current records), Cristofer (#1722), Kristofor, Kristoffer, Kristofer, Christofer and Christoffer are the popular variation forms of Christoforus (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Cristoforo, are seldom used. These relations of Christoforus were at the height of their popularity 5 decades ago (usage of 2.9%) and are now significantly less conventional (usage 0.5%, 82%), with forms such as Kristofer becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Christoforus is pronounced similarly to Cristofor. Other recommended names are Chriss, Christan, Christer, Christiaan, Christian, Christiano, Christie, Christmas, Christo, Christof, Christoph, Christophe, Christos, Christy, Crispus, Cristino, Cristobal, Criston, Cristopher, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristovano and Theodorus. These names tend to be more commonly used than Christoforus.

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