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CHRISTOPHER

Meaning: Follower Of Christ
Main Origin Language: Greek
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In 2017 the name Christopher...

• was given to 8,255 baby boys
• was the 38th most popular name for baby boys
• was 58% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana
• was least popular in North Dakota, Montana, and Idaho
• was about as popular as Levi and Joshua
Babies Named Christopher Born Per Year
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Rank
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Christopher...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1984
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 41% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 69% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Derrick, Christoper, Chadd, Latrice, Katrina, Donielle
• has the most opposite popularity history to Jack, Junior, Wilmer, Selma, Vivian, Cecelia
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Christopher Per State
(2017)
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Geographically the name Christopher...

• 13% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Joshua, Jayden, Noah, Kali, Savannah, Ariana
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Nash, Winston, Trey, Elsie, Evelynn, Greta
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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Articles that mention Christopher

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More information on Christopher by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Christopher are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Christopher will be the only kid named Christopher in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Christopher compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Christopher rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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