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What does Kristofer mean?

Kristofer /kris-to-fer/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Greek and Scandinavian 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).


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.

Kreatif forms: Kirstofer, Kristoferrie, Kristoferro. [more]

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. 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)

Top 1000 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 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. Variants like Cristovano are seldom used. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3933%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1865%, down 52.6%), with versions like Chris, Kristopher, Cristobal, Kris and Kristofer falling out of fashion. Christopher (#30) is the most chic birth name here, with this name having a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristofer, Chris, Christopher, Cris, Cristobal in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cristofer, Kris, Kristoffer, Kristopher in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kristofer is pronounced similarly to Cristofor. Another recommended similar baby name is Krister. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kristofer.