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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #12 most popular

What does the name "Christopher" mean?

Christopher (Greek): Christ-bearer

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

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

H is for happiness, you always bring.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

P is for proud, you can hold your head up!

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

Your name in reverse order is "Rehpotsirhc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hphrcesotir". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Christopher" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Mississippi. Imagine that, 627 babies in Mississippi have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 50,520 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Christopher

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Chris was born in 1989 as Christopher Maurice Brown in Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.


Ashton Kutcher

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


Chris Pine

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


Christopher Nolan

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


Christopher Walken

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


Chris Rock

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


Past life for Christopher born Jun 4, 2011

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 New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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