What does Christian mean?
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..
Christian▼ has 17 variants: Chris▼, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Christianna, Christianne, Christina▼, Chrystian, Cristian, Cristiana, Cristianna, Cristianne, Karsten, Khristian, Kristian▼, Kristien and Kristienne.
Christian has 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▼.Creative forms:
(female) Chrisian, Chritian, ..
(male) Chrischan, Christchan, .. 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)
Shown below is the baby name history of Christian for girls. Christian reached its highest position of #280 in the U.S. in 1992, and is at #1694 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
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).
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.See names in meaning and etymology.