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Cristobal

What does Cristobal mean?

Cristobal Pronunciation of Cristobal [cristo-bal] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cristobal is "bearing Christ". Cristobal is a version of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

Associated with: greek.

Variations

3 alternative forms via Christopher: Cristofer, Cristovano and Kristofel.

Creative forms:
(male) Castobal, Grostobal, ..

(female) Cristona, Cristora, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cristobal Jaxson (C.J.), ..

How popular is Cristobal?

Cristobal is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1095 out of 1220, Top 90%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#12583 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Cristobal was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #708 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #1141. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Christopher (#32 from recent data) and Cristofer (#1722) are the prominent related forms of Cristobal (#1141 from recent data). Other variants, like Cristovano, are seldom used. These relations of Cristobal reached the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago (adoption of 2.88%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.53%, 81.7%), with the form Christopher becoming less stylish.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bristol, Christan, Christiaan, Christian, Christmas, Christo, Christof, Christofer, Christoph, Christophe, Christos, Crispian, Crispo, Cristen, Cristian, Cristiano, Cristino, Cristofor (see Cristofer), Cristoforo, Criston, Cristopher, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristy and Mistral. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cristobal.

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in meaning and etymology.

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