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

Christofer
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Christoffer
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Christopher
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Cristoffer
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Kristafár
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Kristaver Norwegian
Kristofer
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Kristófer
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Icelandic
Kristoffer
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Kristoffur
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Faroese
Kristopher
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Offer
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Danish Norwegian
Stoffer
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Tofferi
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Finish

See also

For female forms see

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Christophersen Denmark Norway

Female

Christophersdatter Denmark Norway

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[6]
2 6 5454 8863
Norway Norway[7]
0 n.a. 2951 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[8]
0 n.a. 2787 n.a.
Iceland Iceland[9]
0 0 49 68
Finland Finland[10]
0 0 n.a. 2069
  #: 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: [6][8][7][10]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Christopher(m)

Sources: [6] [8] [7] [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. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  5. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  9. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi