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What does Kiersten mean?

Kiersten Pronunciation of Kiersten [kier-sten] as a name for girls. The name Kiersten means "follower of Christ". Kiersten is a variant form of Kirsten (Scandinavian, Latin): transcription of Christine.


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

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

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

(male) Kierden, Kierken, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kiersten Lia (K.L.), ..

How popular is Kiersten?

Kiersten is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#3123 out of 4276, Top 73%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Kiersten was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #424 in the U.S. in 1996, and is at #1398 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Kirsten (#1736 via latest list), Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstin, Kirsti, Kierstin, Kerstin and Kirstie are the popular variation forms of Kiersten (#1398 via latest list). These forms of Kiersten were popular as birth names 24 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are now much less widespread, with forms such as Kirstie becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Kiersten is pronounced similarly to Karsten. Other suggested similar names are Keren, Khristeen (see Christina), Khristel, Khristen, Khristena (see Christina), Khristin, Khrystyn, Kirstee, Kristan, Kristee (see Christy), Kristeen, Kristel, Kristen, Kristena, Kristene, Kristey, Kristien, Kristin, Kristyn, Krystee, Krystel, Krysten, Krystene, Krystin and Krystyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kiersten.

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