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What does Kersten mean?

Kersten Pronunciation of Kersten [ker-sten] as a name for girls means "follower of Christ". Kersten is a version of Kirsten (Scandinavian, Latin): form of Christine.


Kersten has 12 variants: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirstyn, Kirstynn and Kyrstin.

5 more related forms via Kirsten: Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirsty, Kjerstin and Kristyn.

Creative forms:
(female) Kasten, Keisten, ..

(male) Kerken, Kerster, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kersten Yarely (K.Y.), ..

How popular is Kersten?

Kersten is an unusual given name for women but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#9520 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Kersten (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Kiersten (#1398 in recent rankings), Kirsten (#1736), Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kristyn, Kirstin, Kirsti, Kierstin, Kerstin and Kirstie. Adoption of these forms of Kersten was widespread in the year 1991 (adoption of 0.2%) and has become much lower since. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kirsten, Kirsti in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kristyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kirsten, Kirsty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kersten is pronounced similarly to Karsten. Other suggested similar names are Bergen, Berneen (see Bernadine), Christen, Chrysten, Cristen, Deren, Kareen, Karen, Karleen, Karlen, Karmen, Karren, Karson, Kelleen, Kellen, Kelsea, Kelsee, Kelsey, Kelsie, Keree, Keren, Kerena, Keriann, Kerilyn, Kerin, Kerith, Kerran, Kerrey, Kerrie, Kerrin, Kerron, Kerryn, Kerrynn, Keryn, Kessie, Khristeen (see Christina), Khristel, Khristen, Khristena (see Christina), Khristin, Khrystyn, Kirstee, Koreen, Koren, Kristan, Kristee (see Christy), Kristeen, Kristel, Kristen, Kristena, Kristene, Kristey, Kristien, Kristin, Krystee, Krystel, Krysten, Krystene, Krystin, Krystyn, Larsen, Larssen, Perren and Tristen. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kersten.

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