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Christian (girl)

What does Christian mean?

Christian Pronunciation of Christian [chris-t-ian] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Christian) is pronounced KRIS-t'-ynn. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christian is "follower of Christ". From Latin Christianus. Christ is from Greek Khristos, a translation of the Hebrew term "Messiah", meaning "anointed". Christian and Christiana were used for women in medieval times, but by the 18th century, Christina was the more common form..

Associated with: greek, medieval, 18th century.


Christian has 17 variants: Chris, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Christianna, Christianne, Christina, Chrystian, Cristian, Cristiana, Cristianna, Cristianne, Karsten, Khristian, Kristian, Kristien and Kristienne.

Related girl names: Christen and Christmas.

53 more relations via Christiana, Christina: Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrissta, Chrisstan, Chrissti, Chrisstie, Chrisstina, Christa, Christain, Christan, Christanna, Christeen, Christeena, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christia, Christiann, Christianni, Christie, Christienne, Christin, Christine, Christinea, Christini, Christinia, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christy, Christyann, Christyna, Chrystal, Chrystina, Crista, Cristal, Cristen, Cristi, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina, Cristine, Cristiona, Khristeen, Khristina, Khristine, Khristya, Kristiana, Kristiann and Kristin.

3 masculine forms: Chris, Cristian and Kristian.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Christian Kylie (C.K.), ..

How popular is Christian?

Christian is a very popular first name for females (#903 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#597 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Christian reached its highest position of #280 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1694 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Chris, Chrissie, Christa, Christan, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christiana (#1274 the previous year), Christiane, Christianna, Christie, Christin, Christina (#333), Christine (#793), Christinia, Christy, Chrystal, Crista, Cristal (#1981), Cristen, Cristi, Cristian, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina (#1101), Cristine, Kristian, Kristiana and Kristin (#1871) are the popular alternative forms of Christian (#1694 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Christinea, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Christian was at its most widespread 45 years ago (usage of 3.1%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.1%, 96.8% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christian, Chris, Chrissie, Christa, Christan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christi, Christiana, Christiane, Christianna, Christie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine, Christinia, Christy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chrystal, Crista, Cristal, Cristen, Cristi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristian, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina, Cristine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristian, Kristiana, Kristin in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Christian is pronounced similarly to Kristiane. Other recommended names are Carisia, Charista, Chastin, Chrisie, Chrisstine, Chrissty (see Christina), Christabel, Christable, Christaine, Christal, Christalene, Christalin, Christall, Christalle, Christalyn, Christana, Christanne, Christele, Christell, Christella, Christelle, Christey (see Christy), Christinie (see Christine), Christl, Christle, Christleen, Christline, Christobel, Christol, Christon, Christyl, Christyn, Christyne, Chrysta, Chrystee (see Christina), Chrystel, Chrystele, Chrysten, Chrystie, Chrystine, Chrystle, Chrystol, Chrystyn, Chrystyna, Crisiant, Cristalyn, Cristel, Cristena, Cristle, Cristy, Cristyn, Crysta, Crystal, Crystie, Crystin, Crystina, Crystine, Khrista, Khristal, Khristen, Khristie, Khristin, Khristyana (see Khristina), Kristan, Tristan and Tristin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Christian.

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