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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.

Kirsten is also pronounced similarly to Karsten. Other suggested similar baby names are Khristen, Kirstee and Krysten.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Kirsten.

Popularity of Kirsten

Kirsten is a very popular first name for females (#632 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#43265 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Kirsten name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Kirsten with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Kirsten name in U.S.
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