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.
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 1930-1939 and reached its top rank of #708 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Christopher (#30 from recent data) and Cristofer are the prominent related forms of Cristobal. Other variants, like Cristovano, are seldom used. These relations of Cristobal reached the peak of their popularity a decade ago (adoption of 0.429%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.323%, ▼24.6%), but with the form Cristobal becoming less stylish. Christopher is more ubiquitous than the rest.
Thinking of names?
Recommended similar baby names are Bristol, Christan, Christiaan, Christian▲, Christmas, Christo, Christof, Christofer, Christoph, Christophe, Christos, Crispian, Crispo, Cristen, Cristian▲, Cristiano, Cristino, Cristofor, Cristoforo, Criston, Cristopher▼, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristy and Mistral. These names tend to be less commonly used than Cristobal.