Christophorus

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Male Male Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish

Origin and Meaning

Latin form of the Greek name Χριστοφορος (Khristophóros) meaning 'bearing Christ' (combination of Greek Χριστος (Christos) = 'Christ' and φερω (phero) = 'to bear' [1] [2]

Related Names

Christof
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Christofer
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Christoffer
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Christoph
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Christopher
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Christophorus
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Swedish
Cristoffer
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Krissu
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Finish
Kristafár
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Faroese
Kristof
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Kristofer
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Danish Finish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
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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Toffe
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Finish Swedish
Tofferi
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Finish

See also Chris, Karistorfe (Greenlandic), Kristo (Finnish), Krzysztof (Polish), Riku (Finnish), Ripa (Finnish)
For female forms see Christopha

Further Information

Namesakes

  • Saint Christophorus, patron saint of things related to travel and travelers, against lightning and pestilence, and patronage for archers, bachelors, boatmen, soldiers, bookbinders, epilepsy, floods, fruit dealers, fullers, gardeners, a holy death, mariners, market carriers, motorists and drivers, sailors, storms, toothache, mountaineering, and transportation workers; he is one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers

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[3]
0 0 2 3
Denmark Denmark[4]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Norway Norway[5]
0 n.a. 0 n.a.
Finland Finland[6]
0 0 n.a. 1
  #: 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.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Christophorus.

Sources: [3] [4] [5] [6]

References

  1. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  2. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  4. 4.0 4.1 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  5. 5.0 5.1 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  6. 6.0 6.1 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi