What does Christian mean?
Christian \ch-ris-tian, chr(i)-stian\ 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 20 more related variations via Christiana, Christina: Chrisstan, Christa▼, Christain, Christan, Christeen, Christen▼, Christi▼, Christia, Christiann, Christianni, Christie▼, Christin▼, Christine▼, Christini, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christyann and Cristin.
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 popularity of Christian for girls. Christian entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #280 in the U.S. in 1992, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Chris, Christa, Christeen, Christen, Christi, Christiana, Christie, Christin, Christina (#326 the previous year), Christine (#689), Cristin and Kristian are the popular alternative forms of Christian rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4423%) and has become much less since (usage 0.0758%, down 82.9%), with forms such as Christie, Christin, Christina, Christine and Kristian becoming somewhat dated. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Christian and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)