Meaning and Name Origin
Kristofer \k-risto-fer, kr(is)-tofer\ as a boys' name. The name Kristofer means "bearing Christ". Kristofer is a variation of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros. Kristofer is also a derivative of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek): variant of Christopher.
Kristofer▼ has 14 variants: Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Khristopher, Kristofel, Kristoffer▼, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristophor and Krystopher.
Kristofer▼ has 23 more related variations via Christopher, Kristopher: Chris▼, Christie, Christof, Christoph, Christophe, Christos, Cris, Cristobal▼, Cristovano, Kester, Kit, Kitt, Kris▼, Kriss, Kristo, Kristof, Kristoff, Kristos, Krystof, Krzysztof, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.
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. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Kristofer for boys. Kristofer was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #543 in the U.S. in the year 1990, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Kristofer and related names. Popular alternative forms of Kristofer listed in the Top 1000 are Christopher (#30 in 2014), Chris (#514), Kristopher (#591), Kristoffer, Kris, Cristobal, Christoffer, Cris and Cristofer. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and are now much less widespread, with versions like Chris, Kristopher, Kristoffer, Kris and Cristobal falling out of fashion. Christopher (#30) is the most chic birth name here, with this name having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)