Quick Facts on Kristopher
- American, Greek
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Characteristics of Kristopher
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kristopher
Kristopher is an Americanized spelling variation of Christopher. Christopher comes from the Greek name "Khristophoros" which, broken down, means Christ (Khristos) and "to bear" (pherein). The name was popularized by early Christians who literally translated the name as bearing Christ in their hearts. The name is also borne from Saint Christopher, who, legend has it, carried the child Christ over a river. The child was so heavy it was said that he carried the weight of humankind upon him; thus, St. Christopher is also known as the patron saint of travelers. The name became very popular in England just after the Middle Ages. Some people believe that this spelling (Kristopher with a “K”) is the Scandinavian form of the name. This is not true. Kristoffer is how Scandinavians spell it. Kristopher is more a reflection of American parents who like to swap the “C” names for newly coined “K” names.
Popularity of the Name Kristopher
Kristopher first appeared on the U.S. male naming charts in 1958. This form of the name came onto the scene right as Christopher entered the Top 50. Kristopher has been riding in his shadows ever since. The height of Kristopher’s popularity was during the 1970s and 80s (when Christopher was the 2nd most popular boy’s name in America). Kristopher with a “K” has never achieved a spot on the Top 100 himself, but he has enjoyed moderate popularity. As we’ve entered the threshold of the 21st century however, this name has waned in popularity and has been dropping down to levels of low moderation. There are many examples of American parents who opt to change a C name to a K name. Other instances include Kaleb, Kash, Karter, Kaden, Kolby, Kody, Kolton, Konnor, Kole, etc. If you have Nordic blood and want to be true to your Scandinavian roots, we say go with Kristoffer.
Popularity of the Boy Name Kristopher
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kristopher
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kristopher
Kristopher We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kristopher.
Popular Songs on Kristopher
Kristopher - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kristopher.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Kristopher
Kristopher - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Kristopher (see Christopher).
Famous People Named Kristopher
Famous People Named Kristopher - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Kristopher (see Christopher).
Children of Famous People Named Kristopher
Famous People Who Named Their Son Kristopher - Jane Seymour (actress); Jean-Claude Van Damme (martial artist and actor)
Kristopher - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kristopher - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kristopher (see Christopher).
Personality of the Boy Name Kristopher
The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature. They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kristopher