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Christopher

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How popular is the baby 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 295 0 295
1924 297 0 297
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 316 8 308
1939 364 5 359
1940 507 7 500
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 2,302 30 2,272
1948 3,073 35 3,038
1949 4,029 30 3,999 #81 boy name
1950 4,876 31 4,845 #71 boy name
1951 5,756 41 5,715 #61 boy name
1952 6,299 16 6,283 #57 boy name
1953 6,085 24 6,061 #63 boy name
1954 6,104 31 6,073 #64 boy name
1955 7,930 28 7,902 #49 boy name
1956 8,406 32 8,374 #47 boy name
1957 9,009 40 8,969 #43 boy name
1958 11,113 39 11,074 #39 boy name
1959 12,946 40 12,906 #35 boy name
1960 15,420 52 15,368 #29 boy name
1961 17,290 62 17,228 #26 boy name
1962 17,598 69 17,529 #26 boy name
1963 18,432 67 18,365 #26 boy name
1964 19,705 60 19,645 #23 boy name
1965 24,730 83 24,647 #18 boy name
1966 27,986 105 27,881 #12 boy name
1967 29,561 130 29,431 #9 boy name
1968 31,611 132 31,479 #9 boy name
1969 35,885 173 35,712 #7 boy name
1970 42,010 218 41,792 #6 boy name
1971 48,520 270 48,250 #6 boy name
1972 52,442 250 52,192 #2 boy name
1973 48,599 275 48,324 #2 boy name
1974 48,907 288 48,619 #3 boy name
1975 46,890 302 46,588 #3 boy name
1976 45,499 276 45,223 #3 boy name
1977 47,032 278 46,754 #3 boy name
1978 47,549 298 47,251 #3 boy name
1979 50,990 314 50,676 #2 boy name
1980 49,401 313 49,088 #2 boy name
1981 50,515 291 50,224 #2 boy name
1982 59,652 430 59,222 #2 boy name
1983 59,755 419 59,336 #2 boy name
1984 60,409 392 60,017 #2 boy name
1985 60,008 415 59,593 #2 boy name
1986 57,085 408 56,677 #2 boy name
1987 54,855 379 54,476 #2 boy name
1988 53,334 354 52,980 #2 boy name
1989 53,422 242 53,180 #2 boy name
1990 52,519 188 52,331 #2 boy name
1991 47,254 158 47,096 #2 boy name
1992 42,591 131 42,460 #2 boy name
1993 38,340 111 38,229 #2 boy name
1994 34,900 103 34,797 #2 boy name
1995 32,776 104 32,672 #3 boy name
1996 30,975 74 30,901 #4 boy name
1997 29,160 59 29,101 #4 boy name
1998 27,053 54 26,999 #5 boy name
1999 25,666 65 25,601 #6 boy name
2000 24,978 50 24,928 #5 boy name
2001 23,158 40 23,118 #5 boy name
2002 21,703 29 21,674 #8 boy name
2003 20,783 42 20,741 #9 boy name
2004 19,719 97 19,622 #10 boy name
2005 19,206 47 19,159 #10 boy name
2006 19,707 39 19,668 #8 boy name
2007 20,024 25 19,999 #6 boy name
2008 17,975 39 17,936 #9 boy name
2009 16,362 23 16,339 #10 boy name
2010 14,270 11 14,259 #13 boy name
2011 13,000 17 12,983 #20 boy name
2012 11,892 19 11,873 #23 boy name
2013 10,844 15 10,829 #26 boy name
2014 10,338 16 10,322 #30 boy name
2015 9,757 15 9,742 #32 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Christopher baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,014,117 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 60,017 babies. (That's a lot of baby Christophers)

According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Christopher" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 166 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 1986. Across the entire United States a total of 57,085 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?

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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.

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.

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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Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee is an actor, singer, and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1946 to 2015. Christopher was born in 1922 as Christopher Frank Carandini Lee in Belgravia, Westminster, London, England.

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Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve is an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1974 to 2004. Christopher was born in 1952 as Christopher D'Olier Reeve in New York City, United States.

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Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd is an actor and voice actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1972 to present. Christopher was born in 1938 as Christopher Allen Lloyd in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S.

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Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1989 to present. Christopher was born in 1961 as Christopher Peter Meloni in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Christopher

Christopher Columbus
Christopher Evan Welch
Christopher Hitchens
Christopher Newport University

Alternative Meanings

C is for comic, laughter is your tonic.

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

S is for serene, your calm time.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

P is for pure, the spiritual side of you.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

R is for rational, the way you think.

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

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Past life for Christopher born Nov 18, 1962

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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 USA South-West approximately on 1775. Your profession was leader, major, and captain.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main task - to make the world more beautiful. Physical and spiritual deserts are just waiting for your touch. Keep smiling!

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