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since 1880

Christopher

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Christ-bearer
  • #12 All Time
  • #30 in 2014
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3k Cristofer (Spanish)

How popular is the name "Christopher" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 95 0 95
1881 68 0 68
1882 89 0 89
1883 89 0 89
1884 68 0 68
1885 71 0 71
1886 66 0 66
1887 56 0 56
1888 79 0 79
1889 71 0 71
1890 66 0 66
1891 62 0 62
1892 100 0 100
1893 93 0 93
1894 72 0 72
1895 60 0 60
1896 73 0 73
1897 57 0 57
1898 43 0 43
1899 42 0 42
1900 55 0 55
1901 34 0 34
1902 47 0 47
1903 50 0 50
1904 43 0 43
1905 50 0 50
1906 49 0 49
1907 52 0 52
1908 54 0 54
1909 50 0 50
1910 70 0 70
1911 83 0 83
1912 151 0 151
1913 157 0 157
1914 200 0 200
1915 242 0 242
1916 260 0 260
1917 263 0 263
1918 272 0 272
1919 264 0 264
1920 294 0 294
1921 289 0 289
1922 307 0 307
1923 296 0 296
1924 296 0 296
1925 286 0 286
1926 270 0 270
1927 286 0 286
1928 266 0 266
1929 274 0 274
1930 267 0 267
1931 237 0 237
1932 244 0 244
1933 208 0 208
1934 272 0 272
1935 270 0 270
1936 277 0 277
1937 294 0 294
1938 317 8 309
1939 364 5 359
1940 506 7 499
1941 625 7 618
1942 831 17 814
1943 905 15 890
1944 1,013 10 1,003
1945 1,165 27 1,138
1946 1,622 21 1,601
1947 2,303 30 2,273
1948 3,072 35 3,037
1949 4,028 30 3,998 #81 boy name
1950 4,862 31 4,831 #72 boy name
1951 5,750 42 5,708 #61 boy name
1952 6,301 16 6,285 #57 boy name
1953 6,077 23 6,054 #63 boy name
1954 6,104 32 6,072 #64 boy name
1955 7,925 28 7,897 #49 boy name
1956 8,409 32 8,377 #47 boy name
1957 9,015 40 8,975 #43 boy name
1958 11,107 39 11,068 #39 boy name
1959 12,948 40 12,908 #35 boy name
1960 15,417 52 15,365 #29 boy name
1961 17,291 62 17,229 #26 boy name
1962 17,597 69 17,528 #26 boy name
1963 18,432 67 18,365 #26 boy name
1964 19,703 60 19,643 #23 boy name
1965 24,733 83 24,650 #18 boy name
1966 27,985 105 27,880 #12 boy name
1967 29,567 130 29,437 #9 boy name
1968 31,610 132 31,478 #9 boy name
1969 35,882 173 35,709 #7 boy name
1970 42,011 218 41,793 #6 boy name
1971 48,520 269 48,251 #6 boy name
1972 52,445 250 52,195 #2 boy name
1973 48,597 275 48,322 #2 boy name
1974 48,910 289 48,621 #3 boy name
1975 46,889 302 46,587 #3 boy name
1976 45,511 276 45,235 #3 boy name
1977 47,031 278 46,753 #3 boy name
1978 47,541 298 47,243 #3 boy name
1979 50,990 314 50,676 #2 boy name
1980 49,399 313 49,086 #2 boy name
1981 50,520 291 50,229 #2 boy name
1982 59,655 430 59,225 #2 boy name
1983 59,744 419 59,325 #2 boy name
1984 60,408 392 60,016 #2 boy name
1985 59,998 415 59,583 #2 boy name
1986 57,083 408 56,675 #2 boy name
1987 54,850 379 54,471 #2 boy name
1988 53,333 354 52,979 #2 boy name
1989 53,417 242 53,175 #2 boy name
1990 52,511 188 52,323 #2 boy name
1991 47,257 158 47,099 #2 boy name
1992 42,592 131 42,461 #2 boy name
1993 38,339 111 38,228 #2 boy name
1994 34,902 103 34,799 #2 boy name
1995 32,772 104 32,668 #3 boy name
1996 30,974 74 30,900 #4 boy name
1997 29,158 59 29,099 #4 boy name
1998 27,052 54 26,998 #5 boy name
1999 25,666 65 25,601 #6 boy name
2000 24,978 50 24,928 #5 boy name
2001 23,157 40 23,117 #5 boy name
2002 21,702 29 21,673 #8 boy name
2003 20,782 42 20,740 #9 boy name
2004 19,714 97 19,617 #10 boy name
2005 19,204 47 19,157 #10 boy name
2006 19,702 39 19,663 #8 boy name
2007 20,023 25 19,998 #6 boy name
2008 17,967 39 17,928 #9 boy name
2009 16,356 23 16,333 #10 boy name
2010 14,254 11 14,243 #13 boy name
2011 12,992 17 12,975 #20 boy name
2012 11,883 19 11,864 #23 boy name
2013 10,830 15 10,815 #26 boy name
2014 10,293 15 10,278 #30 boy name

Want to know about the populiarty of Christopher? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,004,177 babies born with the name Christopher in the United States. That's more than enough Christophers to occupy the country of Gambia with an estimated population of 1,825,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 95 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Christopher" was in 1984 with a total of 60,016 babies. (That's a lot of baby Christophers)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Christopher" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 336 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 15,417 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Christopher popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Christopher in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Christopher" mean? The list below shows the origins of Christopher as well as things modernly associated with the name Christopher such as celebrities named Christopher.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Christopher

The name "Christopher" is of Greek origin, and it means "Christ-bearer". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer specializing in R&B, pop, hip hop, and dance music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Chris was born in 1989 as Christopher Maurice Brown in Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.

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Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher is an actor, producer, model, and investor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1998 to present. Ashton was born in 1978 as Christopher Ashton Kutcher in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.

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Chris Pine

Chris Pine is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Chris was born in 1980 as Christopher Whitelaw Pine in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a filmmaker with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Christopher was born in 1970 as Christopher Jonathan James Nolan in London, England, UK.

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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken is an actor and singer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1952 to present. Christopher was born in 1943 as Ronald Walken in Astoria, Queens, New York City, U.S.

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Chris Rock

Chris Rock is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Chris was born in 1967 as Christopher Julius Rock III in Andrews, South Carolina, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for charm, the undeniable you.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past.

P is for playful, the fun side of you.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

R is for relax, you know how!

Your name in reverse order is "Rehpotsirhc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rthpirehcos". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Christopher born Oct 6, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern New Zealand approximately on 375. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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