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Kirsten meaning and name origin
Kirsten \k(i)-rs-ten, kir-sten\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn and Kyrstin.
For more information, see also related names Khristina, Kirsi, Kristen, Kristine and Christina.
Baby names that sound like Kirsten are Karsten and Kirstee.
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Popularity of Kirsten
Kirsten is a very popular first name for women (#632 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43265 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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