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Meaning and Name Origin

Kirsten \k(i)-rs-ten, 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.

For more information, see also related 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.


Kirsten is a very popular first name for females (#632 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#43265 out of 88799, Top 49%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 last year), 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 appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1990 and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Kirsten, Kristen, Kiersten, Christina and Christine becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christa, Christeen, Christen, Christene, Christi, Christie, Christina, Christine, Christy in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kiersten, Kirsten, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kristen, Kristin, Kristine, Kristyn in U.S.

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

Similar 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.