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The name Christopher is of Greek origin, and means Christ bearer.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Christopher has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Christopher
Use of the Name Christopher for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,846,224 1,790,378 1,026,508 255,695 109,926 40,117 19,400
The table below indicates the number of times the name Christopher has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Christopher
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188013998  
188117368  
188215390  
188314489  
188419668  
188518371  
188620166  
188720556  
188818879  
188918771  
189020166  
189119464  
1892159101  
189315793  
189420272  
189522760  
189620673  
189722658  
189827743  
189925942  
190027656  
190129735  
190227049  
190325651  
190428944  
190528050  
190627951  
190729552  
190830053  
190932650  
191029171  
191128983  
1912288152  
1913320159  
1914321203  
1915337244  
1916331261  
1917338264  
1918349274  
1919346270  
1920338297  
1921351288  
1922331307  
1923337299  
1924336297  
1925348284  
1926346277  
1927337289  
1928349265  
1929330281  
1930340268  
1931357242  
1932350249  
1933376208  
1934327273  
1935330273  
1936323277  
1937312294  
1938310313  
1939292358  
1940241500  
1941214623  
1942195809  
1943184890  
19441691,011  
19451601,142  
19461491,620  
19471252,290  
19481023,089  
1949804,082  
1950665,015  
1951575,935  
1952546,594  
1953616,343  
1954606,364  
1955488,245  
1956468,676  
1957439,222  
19583911,256  
19593513,029  
19602915,464  
19612617,309  
19622617,582  
19632618,423  
19642319,694  
19651824,708  
19661227,884  
1967929,463895131
1968931,512889134
1969735,762771174
1970641,797701223
1971648,244625267
1972252,227618252
1973248,340578275
1974348,587561291
1975346,562558303
1976345,211592273
1977346,736604280
1978347,235576298
1979250,702580314
1980249,108593312
1981250,265621292
1982259,244482431
1983259,370472422
1984260,030503392
1985259,667488418
1986256,789508410
1987254,585529381
1988253,103576355
1989253,309788242
1990252,414980188
1991247,209  
1992242,529  
1993238,307  
1994234,884  
1995332,757  
1996431,000  
1997429,212  
1998527,103  
1999525,697  
2000524,969  
2001523,154  
2002821,686  
2003920,717  
20041019,400  
Totals:  1,846,224 7,058

During the last 125 years, parents have used Christopher as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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