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2.0m
in the U.S.
since 1880
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29k
in the U.S.
in 2010

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

Fun Facts about the name Christopher

  • How many people with the first name Christopher have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,014,117 babies born with the first name Christopher in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christopher to occupy the country of Gambia with an estimated population of 1,825,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christopher? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 95 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Christopher born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christopher was in 1984 with a total of 60,017 babies. That's a lot of babies named Christopher!
  • Random Christopher Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christopher ranks 14th in popularity as a baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, 407 babies in North Carolina have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Christopher: Your name in reverse order is Rehpotsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ophthcreris. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Christopher? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 29,067 people with the last name Christopher.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Christopher? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Christopher as their last name.
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Popularity of Christopher as a first name

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Popularity of Christopher as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Christopher U.S.
  White 73.71% 64.26%
  African American 18.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.50% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.17% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.45% 16.26%

Of Last Name Christopher

People with the last name Christopher are most frequently White or African American

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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.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Christian martyr and patron saint of travellers (3rd century)

From Ancient Greek Χριστόφορος (Khristóphoros, “Christ-bearing”). The meaning of the name suggested the legend of St. Christopher carrying the Christ child across water.

  1. A male given name.
  2. A patronymic surname​.

Christopher was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Christopher

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Michael Pratt on June 21st, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States.

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Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus was a list of maritime explorers and maritime explorer. He holds the title Admiral of the Ocean Sea; Viceroy, Governor of the Indies, and Admiralof theOcean Sea;Viceroyand Governor of the Indies. Christopher was born in 1451 in Genoa. He died on May 20th, 1506.

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is a contemporary r&b musician. He holds the title Voodoo". He has been prominent since 2007. Frank was given the name Christopher Edwin Breaux on October 28th, 1987 in Long Beach, California, United States. Frank is also known as Ocean, Christopher Francis (birth name); Breaux, Christopher; Breaux, and Lonny.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Robert Evans on June 13th, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is a filmmaking and filmmaker. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Christopher was given the name Christopher Edward Nolan on July 30th, 1970 in London.

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Kit Harington

Kit Harington is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2008. Kit was given the name Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26th, 1986 in London. Kit is also known as Christopher Harington.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Christopher

William Christopher

William Christopher is an actor. His career lasted from 1965 to 2012. William was born on October 20th, 1932 in Evanston, Illinois, U.S.

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Joseph G. Christopher

Joseph G. Christopher was a noteworthy individual. Joseph was born on July 26th, 1955 in New York. He passed away on March 1st, 1993.

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Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher was a saint. He holds the title Martyr. Saint was born in Canaan or Marmarica. He passed away in 251.

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Dennis Christopher

Dennis Christopher is an actor. He was most prominent from 1967 to present. Dennis was given the name Dennis Carrelli on December 2nd, 1958 in Philadelphia.

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Warren Christopher

Warren Christopher was a United States Secretary of State, United States Deputy Secretary of State, and United States Deputy Attorney General. His military service ended in 1946. Warren was born on October 27th, 1925 in Scranton, North Dakota, U.S. He passed away on March 18th, 2011.

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Brian Christopher

Brian Christopher is a wrestler. Brian was born on January 10th, 1972 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Christopher
    (musician)
  • Luke Christopher
    (rapping)
  • Sybil Christopher
    (actress)
  • Prince Christopher
    (royalty)
  • Mic Christopher
    (singer-songwriter)
  • Byron Christopher
    (journalist)
  • Evan Christopher
    (list of clarinetists)
  • Ted Christopher
    (notable person)
  • Russ Christopher
    (baseball player)
  • Tom Christopher
    (influential human)
  • Matthew Christopher
    (fashion design)
  • Peter Christopher
    (famous person)
  • Dr S Christopher
    (chief executive officer)

What does the name Christopher mean?

Cis for compassion, your finest side.

His for humble, a saintly quality.

Ris for respect, earned through your actions

Iis for inclusive, never leaving others out

Sis for scholar, the brilliant in you.

Tis for try, as hard as you can

Ois for organized, you always know where things are

Pis for playful, the fun side of you.

His for hand, that you always give.

Eis for elate, you make others happy.

Ris for radiant, it's your personality!

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