Think Baby Names - logo
Home > Christopher

Christopher meaning, boyChristopher

Save Christopher to list (0)

pinWhat does Christopher mean?

Christopher /chri-sto-pher/ as a boys' name is pronounced KRIS-toh-fer. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Christopher is "bearing Christ".

From Khristophoros. Popular among early Christians. The legend of Saint Christopher as the patron saint of travelers grew from the story of a giant who made his living carrying people across a river. According to the legend, one day he carried across a child whom he discovered was actually Christ. Revived in the 1940s by the popularity of AA Milne's "Winnie the Pooh", whose human hero is called Christopher Robin. Explorer Christopher Columbus; actors Christopher Plummer, Christopher Reeve; architect Christopher Wren.


Christopher has 32 variants: Chris, Christie, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Christos, Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristovano, Kester, Kit, Kitt, Kris, Kriss, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristos, Krzysztof, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.

Affiliated boy name: Kristopher.

Christopher has 2 feminine forms: Christy and Crystal.

Kreatif forms: Carlstopher, Christopherco, Cochristopher. [more]

pinHow popular is Christopher?

Christopher is a very popular first name for men (#11 out of 1220, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#1124 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity of Christopher for boys. Christopher reached its apex position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is at #30 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christopher name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Christopher and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Christopher (#30 in recent rankings) rated in the Top 1000 are Chris (#514 in recent rankings), Kristopher (#591), Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kris, Cristobal, Christ, Christoffer, Cris and Cristofer. Adoption of these forms of Christopher was at its apex 44 years ago (average #642) and is somewhat lower today (#830, 53% less), with versions such as Kristoffer becoming somewhat dated. Christopher has been the recurring favorite.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christopher, Chris, Christ, Cris, Cristobal in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristopher in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Thinking of names?

Christopher is pronounced similarly to Cristopher, Khristopher, Kristophor and Krystopher. Other suggested similar baby names are Chester, Chipper, Chrestien, Christan, Christer, Christiaan, Christian, Christiano, Christmas, Christo, Christy, Cristen, Cristofor, Criston, Cristos, Cristoval, Crowther, Krister and Whistler. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christopher.