Christopher

Christopher - A popular male name



  Jul 22,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Christopher, meaning bearer of Christ, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #306. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Christopher and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Christopher? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Christopher. The baby boy name Christopher was given to 11,777 baby boys in 2012, ranking #23 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 139 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Christopher peaked in popularity 47 years ago in 1972 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Christopher Walken
Christopher Nolan
Christopher Lloyd


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Christopher is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Christopher is currently topping the baby name charts in Delaware at position #6 - and is the least popular in North Dakota at position #105.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Christopher is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Christopher is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Christopher goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Christopher origin and meaning

Christopher is a 11 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means bearer of Christ. To see famous people named Christopher, pop culture references for the name Christopher and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Christopher

We've found the following names that sound similar to Christopher, sorted by popularity.

Christian / Cristian / Cristopher / Cristobal / Christophe / Cristofer / Christofer / Christ / Christos / Christoper /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201223
201121
201013
200910
20089
20076
20068
200510
200410
20039
20028
20015
20005
19996
19985
19974
19964
19953
19942
19932
19922
19912
19902
19892
19882
19872
19862
19852
19842
19832
19822
19812
19802
19792
19783
19773
19763
19753
19743
19732
19722
19716
19706
19697
19689
19679
196612
196518
196423
196326
196226
196126
196029
195935
195839
195743
195647
195549
195464
195363
195257
195161
195072
194981
1948102
1947127
1946150
1945160
1944170
1943183
1942195
1941217
1940242
1939300
1938321
1937316
1936337
1935340
1934339
1933388
1932370
1931375
1930357
1929366
1928359
1927338
1926362
1925351
1924349
1923341
1922339
1921349
1920357
1919370
1918353
1917352
1916339
1915340
1914334
1913330
1912291
1911312
1910306

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Delaware6
District of Columbia12
South Carolina12
Mississippi12
Georgia13
North Carolina13
Texas13
Nevada13
Alabama14
New Jersey15
Louisiana15
Florida15
Maryland16
Virginia18
New York18
Kentucky20
California20
Arkansas21
Rhode Island24
Tennessee25
Illinois28
Connecticut28
Hawaii31
Arizona31
Oklahoma32
Massachusetts33
Colorado33
Alaska34
New Mexico34
West Virginia40
Ohio40
Pennsylvania40
Missouri40
South Dakota42
Indiana43
Oregon45
Michigan45
Kansas49
New Hampshire53
Nebraska57
Washington59
Maine61
Montana66
Wisconsin66
Wyoming66
Utah74
Idaho80
Vermont80
Minnesota83
Iowa93
North Dakota105

Even more about Christopher


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Christopher a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Christopher?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1972
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Christopher
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 139
Letter count 11
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +11,777

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