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Kristof

What does Kristof mean?

Kristof Pronunciation of Kristof [kristof] as a boys' name. The name Kristof means "bearing Christ". Kristof is an alternate form of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek): form of Christopher.

Variations

Kristof has 2 variants: Kristoff and Krystof.

4 more related forms via Kristopher: Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor and Krzysztof.

Creative forms:
(male) Kitof, Kriston, ..

(female) Krison, Kristha, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kristof Jayveon (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kristof?

Kristof is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#36189 out of 150436, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor and Kristopher (#601 from recent data) are the prominent varying forms of Kristof (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Kristof was at its peak during 1980-1989 (median #791) and has become much diminished since, with versions such as Kristopher becoming less in vogue. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristopher in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kristof and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kristof is pronounced similarly to Christof. Other suggested similar names are Aristo, Aristos, Bristol, Bristow, Criston, Cristos, Kastor, Kris, Krispin, Kriss, Krist, Kristan, Krister, Kristian, Kristien, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristos, Triston and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kristof.

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