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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.
Christian is a very popular first name for females (#903 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#564 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Christian for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christian and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chris, Christen, Christian, Christiana, Christina and Kristian. (2015 statistics).
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.
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