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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..

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 girl names Christen and Christmas.

There are 3 masculine forms of Christian: Chris, Cristian and Kristian.


Christian is a very popular first name for females (#903 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#564 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Christian for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christian name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christian and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Christina (#326), Christen, Kristian, Christiana, Christian and Chris. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christina, Christen, Kristian, Christiana, Christian, Chris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Christian is also pronounced similarly to Christiann. Other suggested similar baby names are Chrisstan, Christa, Christain, Christal, Christan, Christana, Christeen, Christi, Christia, Christianni, Christie, Christin, Christine, Christini, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christon, Christyann, Christyn and Cristin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christian.