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What does Kerstin mean?

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


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Karstin, Keistin, ..

(male) Kerrbin, Kersim, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kerstin Tayla (K.T.), ..

How popular is Kerstin?

Kerstin is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3212 out of 4276, Top 75%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kerstin entered the list in 1990 and reached its top position of #1660 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kerstin name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Kerstin appearing in the Top 2000 are Kiersten (#1398 from current records), Kirsten (#1736), Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kristyn, Kirstin, Kirsti, Kierstin and Kirstie. Adoption of these forms of Kerstin reached its apex in the year 1991 (usage of 0.2%) and is now much diminished.

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

Kerstin is pronounced similarly to Karsten. Other suggested similar names are Kerin, Kerrin, Khristen, Khristian, Khristie, Khristin, Khristina, Khristine, Khrystina (see Khristina), Khrystyn, Kirstee, Kristain, Kristan, Kristen, Kristi, Kristian, Kristie, Kristien, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Krysten, Krysti, Krystia, Krystie, Krystil, Krystin, Krystina, Krystine and Krystyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kerstin.

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