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What does Kristofer mean?

Kristofer [kris-tofer] as a boys' name is of Greek derivation, and the name Kristofer means "bearing Christ". Kristofer is an alternate spelling of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros. Kristofer is also a derivative of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek).

Associated with: greek.


Kristofer has 14 variants: Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Khristopher, Kristofel, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristophor and Krystopher.

Kristofer has 5 more relations via Christopher, Kristopher: Kristo, Kristof, Kristoff, Kristos and Krystof.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Keitofer, Kirtofer, ..

(female) Krisney, Kriste, ..

How popular is Kristofer?

Kristofer is a somewhat prominent first name for men (#1173 out of 1220, Top 96%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


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

Presented below is the baby name history of Kristofer for boys. Kristofer was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #531 in the U.S. in the 1980s, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the history of the boy name Kristofer and related names. Popular alternative forms of Kristofer listed in the Top 2000 are Christopher (#30 in recent rankings), Kristopher (#591), Cristofer (#1691), Kristofor, Kristoffer, Khristopher, Christoffer and Christofer. Other variants, like Kristofel, are seldom used. These forms of Kristofer were at the height of their popularity 44 years ago (adoption of 3%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.6%, 81%), with versions like Christopher falling out of fashion.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Kristofer is pronounced similarly to Cristofor and Cristopher. Other recommended names are Alister, Christer, Kaiser, Kastor, Keifer, Kester, Kiefer, Kieffer, Krist, Kristan, Krister, Kristian, Kristien, Whistler and Wister. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kristofer.