What does Cristobal mean?
Cristobal [cri-sto-bal] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cristobal is "bearing Christ". Cristobal is a version, with the suffix -bal, of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.
Associated with: greek.
(male) Castobal, Grostobal, ..
(female) Cristona, Cristora, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Cristobal for boys. Cristobal was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #708 in the U.S. in 2001, and is presently at #1246. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Christopher (#30 from recent data) and Cristofer (#1691) are the prominent related forms of Cristobal (#1246 from recent data). Other variants, like Cristovano, are seldom used. These relations of Cristobal reached the peak of their popularity 4 decades ago (adoption of 2.88%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.55%, ▼80.8%), with the form Christopher becoming less stylish.
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.