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