Kristoffer is the Scandinavian version of the name Christopher. This option is more unique and feels lighthearted. As of 2021, Kristoffer is a top 15,000 option at rank 14,322.
Meaning of the name Kristoffer:
Scandinavian: bearing Christ
Origin of the name Kristoffer:
Kristoffer is the Scandinavian version of the baby name Christopher. Christopher comes from the ancient Greek Christophoros. It came from the name Christos combined with the word “phero.” Christopher was originally a metaphorical title in the early Christian church. It represented disciples of Jesus Christ.
Symbolism of the name Kristoffer:
Kristoffer has the same meaning as Christopher. Christopher translates to “bearing Christ.” The name Christos means “Christ.” The word “phero” in Greek translates to “to bear” or “to carry.”
Style of the name Kristoffer:
Gender of the name Kristoffer:
Kristoffer is a formal name for boys.
Pronunciation of the name Kristoffer:
Number of syllables in the name Kristoffer:
Emotion evoked from the name Kristoffer:
Kristoffer is a formal and mature name for boys. It is wholesome and strong.
Alternative spellings for the name Kristoffer:
Nicknames for the name Kristoffer:
Popularity of the name Kristoffer:
Kristoffer was first a top 1,000 baby name in America in 1972 at rank 915. It was last on the Social Security Popularity Index in 1988 at number 926. Kristoffer ranked highest in 1978 at 457. As of 2021, Kristoffer is a top 15,000 option at rank 14,322.
Related names for the name Kristoffer:
Great middle names for Kristoffer and their meanings:
- Lane (narrow road, a small roadway, a small path)
- Bennett (blessed)
- Zane (God's gracious gift)
- Miles (a soldier, a servant)
- Lucas (bringer of light)
- Evan (the Lord is gracious)
- Chase (to hunt, a huntsman)
- Grant (tall, large)
Famous people with the name Kristoffer:
- Kristoffer Polaha (actor, “Mystery 101”)
- Kristoffer Forby (model)
- Kristoffer Peterson (soccer player)
- Kristoffer Appelquist (comedian)
- Kristoffer Olsson (soccer player)
Kristoffers in popular culture:
There are no fictional references to the name Kristoffer.