What does Kristofer mean?
Kristofer /kris-to-fer/ 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).
Kristofer▼ has 14 variants: Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Khristopher, Kristofel, Kristoffer▼, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristophor and Krystopher.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. Demographics)
Presented below is the baby name history 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 U.S. SSA Records)
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 1000 are Christopher (#30 in recent rankings), Kristopher (#591), Kristoffer, Cristofer and Christoffer. Other variants, like Kristoff, are seldom used. These forms of Kristofer were at the height of their popularity 34 years ago (adoption of 0.41%) and are somewhat less conventional today (adoption 0.23%, ▼44%), with versions like Kristopher falling out of fashion. Christopher is the most chic birth name here, with this name having a rekindling in popularity.
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Kristofer▼ is pronounced similarly to Cristofor and Cristopher▼. Other recommended similar baby 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.