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What does Cristobal mean?

Cristobal \c-risto-bal, cr(is)-tobal\ as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Cristobal is "bearing Christ". Cristobal is a derivative of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.


Cristobal has 31 alternative forms via Christopher: Chris, Christie, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Christos, Cris, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristovano, Kester, Kit, Kitt, Kris, Kriss, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristos, Krzysztof, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.


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 popularity of Cristobal for boys. Cristobal was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #708 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Chris (#514 last year), Christoffer, Christopher (#30), Cris, Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer are the prominent related forms of Cristobal. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3463%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1618%, down 53.3%), with the forms Chris, Cristobal, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer becoming somewhat outmoded. Christopher (#30) is the most chic name for newborns here, with this name having a revival in usage. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Cristobal and associated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christopher, Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer, Kristoffer in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A recommended similar baby name is Cristoval. This name tends to be less commonly used than Cristobal.