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What does Christen mean?

Christen Pronunciation of Christen [chris-ten] as a girls' name is pronounced KRIS-ten. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christen is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christian.

Variations

Christen has 14 variants: Christaine, Christan, Christana, Christanne, Christin, Christina, Christon, Christyn, Chrysten, Chrystyn, Cristen, Cristin, Cristyn and Kristen.

Related girl name: Christine.

9 more different relations via Christian: Chris, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Chrystian, Cristian, Karsten, Khristian and Kristien.

Creative forms:
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Middle name pairings:
Christen Ryder (C.R.), ..

How popular is Christen?

Christen is a very prominent first name for females (#1134 out of 4276, Top 27%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#8705 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Christen entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #459 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christen name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christen outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Christina (#333 the previous year), Christine (#793), Kristen (#888), Christiana (#1274), Christian (#1694), Cristin, Cristen, Cristian, Christin, Christan, Christiane and Chris are the popular variation forms of Christen ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Christen were at the height of their popularity 5 decades ago (average #984) and are now much less common (#1614, 96.3% less usage), with forms like Christian becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christen, Chris, Christan, Christian, Christiana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christiane, Christin, Christina, Christine, Cristen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristian, Cristin, Kristen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Christen is alike in pronunciation to Chrisanne, Khristen and Kristene. Other suggested similar names are Britten, Carileen (see Caroline), Ceridwen, Cerise, Cherise, Cherishe, Cherisse, Chrisie, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissie, Chrisstan (see Christina), Chrisstie (see Christina), Chrisstina (see Christina), Chrisstine, Chrissty (see Christina), Christabel, Christable, Christalle, Christele, Christell, Christelle, Christi, Christia, Christianne, Christianni, Christie, Christini, Christinia, Christinna, Christl, Christleen, Christline, Christna, Christobel, Christy, Christyna, Christyne, Chrisy, Chrysta, Chrystal, Chrystele, Chrystelle, Chrystina, Chrystine, Chrystobel, Chrystol, Chrystyna, Crista, Cristalyn, Cristel, Cristena, Cristie, Cristine, Cristle, Crystal, Crystie, Crystine, Crystle, Crystyna, Khristie, Khristin, Khristy, Khristyna, Kristan, Kristee (see Christy), Kristeen, Kristena, Kristey, Kristin, Tristen and Tristin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Christen.

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