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2.0m
in the U.S.
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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188095095
188168068
188289089
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188468068
188571071
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19332080208
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19362770277
19372940294
19383178309
19393645359
19405067499
19416257618
194283117814
194390515890
19441,013101,003
19451,165271,138
19461,622211,601
19472,303302,273
19483,072353,037
19494,028303,998#81 boy name
19504,862314,831#72 boy name
19515,750425,708#61 boy name
19526,301166,285#57 boy name
19536,077236,054#63 boy name
19546,104326,072#64 boy name
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195811,1073911,068#39 boy name
195912,9484012,908#35 boy name
196015,4175215,365#29 boy name
196117,2916217,229#26 boy name
196217,5976917,528#26 boy name
196318,4326718,365#26 boy name
196419,7036019,643#23 boy name
196524,7338324,650#18 boy name
196627,98510527,880#12 boy name
196729,56713029,437#9 boy name
196831,61013231,478#9 boy name
196935,88217335,709#7 boy name
197042,01121841,793#6 boy name
197148,52026948,251#6 boy name
197252,44525052,195#2 boy name
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197546,88930246,587#3 boy name
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197747,03127846,753#3 boy name
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197950,99031450,676#2 boy name
198049,39931349,086#2 boy name
198150,52029150,229#2 boy name
198259,65543059,225#2 boy name
198359,74441959,325#2 boy name
198460,40839260,016#2 boy name
198559,99841559,583#2 boy name
198657,08340856,675#2 boy name
198754,85037954,471#2 boy name
198853,33335452,979#2 boy name
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199052,51118852,323#2 boy name
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199242,59213142,461#2 boy name
199338,33911138,228#2 boy name
199434,90210334,799#2 boy name
199532,77210432,668#3 boy name
199630,9747430,900#4 boy name
199729,1585929,099#4 boy name
199827,0525426,998#5 boy name
199925,6666525,601#6 boy name
200024,9785024,928#5 boy name
200123,1574023,117#5 boy name
200221,7022921,673#8 boy name
200320,7824220,740#9 boy name
200419,7149719,617#10 boy name
200519,2044719,157#10 boy name
200619,7023919,663#8 boy name
200720,0232519,998#6 boy name
200817,9673917,928#9 boy name
200916,3562316,333#10 boy name
201014,2541114,243#13 boy name
201112,9921712,975#20 boy name
201211,8831911,864#23 boy name
201310,8301510,815#26 boy name
201410,2931510,278#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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Christopher" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 921 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 53,333 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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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 calm, a pleasant trait.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

S is for strength, there when needed.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

P is for playful, the fun side of you.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Your name in reverse order is "Rehpotsirhc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Pihctsrhroe". 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 Jul 26, 1966

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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