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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.


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

Kreatif forms:
(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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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)

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

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

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.

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.