What does Christopher mean?
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.more]
How 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)
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.
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.