Christoffer is of Scandinavian origin and is a Scandinavian variant of the name, 'Christopher'. The meaning of Christoffer is 'Christ Bearer' depicting one who 'holds Christ in his heart'. The name is traditionally given to boys, mostly considered as a first name but also comes as a surname. Christoffer ranks with part of the most popular names in the world along with its variant, Christopher. A person named Christoffer is believed to be bold, strong-willed, confident, and enterprising. They are generally believed to possess strong leadership qualities and are natural charmers. A popular personality of the name is Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg, a Danish painter of the 18th and 19th centuries. Recent famous personalities include Christoffer Nyman, Christoffer Remmer and Christoffer Mafoumbi, all of whom happen to be soccer players.