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What does Kristoffer mean?

Kristoffer Pronunciation of Kristoffer [kristof-fer] as a name for boys is a Greek name, and the name Kristoffer means "bearing Christ". Kristoffer is an alternate form of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros. Kristoffer is also a derivative of Kristopher (Scandinavian, Greek).

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Kristoffer has 14 variants: Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christophoros, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Khristopher, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristophor and Krystopher.

2 more different relations via Christopher, Kristopher: Kristof and Kristoff.

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Middle name pairings:
Kristoffer Osiris (K.O.), ..

How popular is Kristoffer?

Kristoffer is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Kristoffer is an equally unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kristoffer entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its top rank of #738 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristoffer name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kristoffer outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Popular related forms of Kristoffer listed in the Top 2000 are Christofer, Christoffer, Christopher (#32 in recent rankings), Cristofer (#1722), Khristopher, Kristofer, Kristofor and Kristopher (#601). Other forms, like Cristoforo, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Kristoffer reached its peak in the 1970s (adoption of 3%) and has become significantly reduced since (adoption 0.5%, 81.9%), with versions like Kristopher becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristoffer, Christofer, Christopher, Cristofer, Khristopher in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Kristoffer is pronounced similarly to Cristofor and Cristopher. Other suggested similar names are Alister, Aristotle, Christer, Kaiser, Kastor, Keifer, Kester, Kiefer, Kieffer, Kieffner, Kiefner, Krist, Kristan, Krister, Kristian, Kristien, Kristo, Kristos, Krystof, Whistler and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kristoffer.

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