Christopher

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

German and English form of Christophorus [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

See Christophorus

Patronyms

  • Danish: Christophersen (♂), Christophersdatter (♀)
  • Norwegian: Christophersen (♂) [4], Christophersdatter (♀)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Christopher
Genitive: Christophers
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Christopher
Genitive: Christopherin
Partitive: Christopheria
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Christopher
Accusative: Christopher
Dative: Christopher
Genitive: Christophers
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Christopher
Genitive: Christophers
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Christopher
Genitive: Christophers

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Christopher Polhem (né Christopher Polhammar, 18 December 1661 – 30 August 1751), Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist
  • Christopher Andersen Hornsrud (15 November 1859 – 12 December 1960), former Prime Minister of Norway (1928)

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
2 6 5412 8766
Norway Norway[8]
0 n.a. 2941 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[9]
0 n.a. 2678 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 1921
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Christopher(m) Sources: [7][9][8][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Christopher(m)

Sources: [7] [9] [8] [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi