What does Kirsten mean?
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.
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 (#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)
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. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1990 (usage of 0.5003%) and have become much less widespread since (usage 0.0616%, down 87.7%), with versions such as Kirsten, Kristen, Kiersten, Christina and Christine becoming somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)