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Christian meaning and name origin
Christian \ch-ris-tian, chr(i)-stian\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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. Spanish and Italian forms begin with Cr-.
Christian has 17 variant forms: Chris, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Christianna, Christianne, Christina, Chrystian, Cristian, Cristiana, Cristianna, Cristianne, Karsten, Khristian, Kristian, Kristien and Kristienne.
For more information, see also related names Christen and Christmas.
Baby names that sound like Christian are Christiann and Christia.
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Popularity of Christian
Christian is a very popular first name for women (#903 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#564 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Christian for girls. (2012 statistics) Compare Christian with its variant forms and related girl baby names.