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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..


Variations

Christian has 17 variants: Chris, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiane, Christianna, Christianne, Christina, Chrystian, Cristian, Cristiana, Cristianna, Cristianne, Karsten, Khristian, Kristian, Kristien and Kristienne.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Christen and Christmas.

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 has 3 masculine forms: Chris, Cristian and Kristian.


Popularity

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 (#564 out of 88799, 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)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Christian and related names. 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 this girl name was at its most widespread during 1980-1989 and has become much less since, with forms such as Christie, Christin, Christina, Christine and Kristian becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christa, Christeen, Christen, Christi, Christian, Christiana, Christie, Christin, Christina in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christine, Cristin, Kristian in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine outside U.S.


Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Christal, Christana, Christon and Christyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Christian.

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