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pinWhat does Kirsten mean?

Kirsten /kir-sten/ as a girls' name is pronounced KERS-ten. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kirsten is "follower of Christ".

Variant of Christine. The name has been in use in Scotland since long ago. Actresses Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst.


Kirsten has 20 variants: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn and Kyrstin.

Affiliated girl names: Khristina, Kirsi, Kristen, Kristine and Christina.

Kirsten has 33 more alternative forms via Christine, Kirstie: Chris, Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrisstine, Christa, Christeen, Christelle, Christen, Christene, Christi, Christie, Christinie, Christy, Christyne, Chrystine, Cristine, Crystin, Khristine, Kine, Kirstee, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristeen, Kristen, Kristene, Kristin, Kristine, Kristyne, Kryssi, Krystene, Krystine, Krystyne and Tinie.

Kreatif forms: Kimsten, Kirstan, Kisten. [more]

pinHow popular is Kirsten?

Kirsten is a very popular first name for females (#632 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#33933 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kirsten for girls. Kirsten was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #154 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kirsten and corresponding names. Christina (#326 2 years ago), Christine (#689), Kristen (#814), Kristyn, Kirstie, Kristine, Kirstin, Kirsty, Kristin, Christy, Christen, Christeen, Christa, Christene, Christi, Chris, Christie and Kiersten are the prominent varying forms of Kirsten. These relations of Kirsten were popular as baby names in 1990 (usage of 0.5003%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0616%, 87.7% less), with versions such as Kirsten, Kristen, Kiersten, Christina and Christine becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kirsten, Chris, Christa, Christeen, Christen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christene, Christi, Christie, Christina, Christine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christy, Kiersten, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kristen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristin, Kristine, Kristyn in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

Kirsten is alike in pronunciation to Karsten. Other suggested similar baby names are Khristen and Krysten. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kirsten.