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Meaning and Name Origin

Kristoff \k-risto-ff, kr(is)-toff\ as a name for boys has the meaning "bearing Christ". Kristoff is a derivative of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek): variant of Christopher. Scarcely used as a birth name.


Kristoff has 2 variants: Kristof and Krystof.

Kristoff has 7 more different forms via Kristopher: Khristopher, Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristophor, Krystopher and Krzysztof.


Kristoff is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#50932 out of 88799, Top 57%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Kristoff and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Kristoff (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Kristofer, Kristoffer and Kristopher (#591 last year). Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 and has become significantly less since, with the versions Kristofer, Kristoffer and Kristopher becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Kristo, Kristofel and Kristos. Like Kristoff, these names are not commonly used.