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Meaning and Name Origin

Kristopher \k-risto-pher, kr(is)-topher\ as a boys' name is pronounced KRIS-ta-fer. It is of Scandinavian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Kristopher is "bearing Christ". Variant of Christopher. Actor Kris Kristofferson.


Kristopher has 10 variants: Khristopher, Kristof, Kristofer, Kristoff, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristophor, Krystof, Krystopher and Krzysztof.

Kristopher has 28 more related forms via Christopher: Chris, Christie, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Christos, Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristovano, Kester, Kit, Kitt, Kris, Kriss, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristoforos, Kristos, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.


Kristopher is a very prominent first name for men (#414 out of 1220, Top 34%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Kristopher for boys. Kristopher entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its apex position of #136 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is at #591 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristopher name in U.S.

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of the boy name Kristopher and related names. Prominent related forms of Kristopher (#591 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Chris (#514 a year ago), Christoffer, Christopher (#30), Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become much less widespread since, with forms such as Chris, Cristobal, Kris, Kristoffer and Kristopher becoming somewhat dated. Christopher (#30) is the most chic birth name in this list, with this name having a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Kristopher is alike in pronunciation to Cristopher. Like Kristopher, this name is not commonly used.