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What does Kristoff mean?

Kristoff Pronunciation of Kristoff [kristoff] as a name for boys has the meaning "bearing Christ". Kristoff is a version of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek): variation of Christopher.


Kristoff has 2 variants: Kristof and Krystof.

3 more different relations via Kristopher: Kristofer, Kristoffer and Kristofor.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Kristoff?

Kristoff is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#21335 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Kristoff (not ranked) are Kristofer, Kristoffer, Kristofor and Kristopher (#601 last year). Other forms, like Kristof, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Kristoff was well-received in the 1980s (adoption of 0.13%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.02%, 82%), with versions like Kristopher becoming less stylish. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Kristoff is alike in pronunciation to Christof. Other recommended names are Aristo, Aristos, Bristol, Bristow, Cristofer, Cristofor (see Cristofer), Criston, Cristos, Griff, Gustaff, Kastor, Kris, Krispin, Kriss, Krist, Kristan, Krister, Kristian, Kristien, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristoforos, Kristophor, Kristos, Krystian, Krzysztof, Triston and Wriston. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kristoff.

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