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What does Cristoforo mean?

Cristoforo Pronunciation of Cristoforo [cristo-foro] as a boys' name is a Greek name, and the name Cristoforo means "bearing Christ". Cristoforo is an alternate form of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

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Cristoforo has 11 variants: Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor and Kristoforos.

1 more different relation via Christopher: Cristovano.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Cristoforo?

Cristoforo is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#141788 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Christopher (#32 last year), Cristofer (#1722), Kristofor, Kristoffer, Kristofer, Christofer and Christoffer are the prominent alternative forms of Cristoforo (unlisted) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Kristofel, are uncommon. These relations of Cristoforo were favored as birth names in the 1970s (usage of 2.9%) and have become significantly less common since (usage 0.52%, 82.2% less), with versions such as Christopher going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christofer, Christopher, Cristofer, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cristoforo is pronounced similarly to Cristofor. Other suggested similar names are Castor, Castorio (see Castor), Christer, Christiano, Christo, Christof, Christoph, Christophe, Christos, Clifford, Cranford, Crawford, Crisanto, Crisento (see Crisanto), Crispino, Crispo, Cristen, Cristian, Cristiano, Cristino, Cristobal, Criston, Cristopher, Cristos, Cristoval, Cristy, Custodio, Kristof, Kristoff and Kristophor. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cristoforo.

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