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What does Kirsty mean?

Kirsty Pronunciation of Kirsty [kirsty] as a girls' name is pronounced KERS-tee. It is of Scottish and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kirsty is "follower of Christ". Short form of Kristine. The name is made familiar by supermodel Kirsty Hume. Actress Kirstie Alley uses the -ie ending.

Associated with: scottish.


Kirsty has 3 variants: Kirstee, Kirsti and Kirstie.

Affiliated girl names: Christine and Kirsten.

Creative forms:
(female) Kinsty, Kirsey, ..

(male) Kirkay, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kirsty Angeline (K.A.), ..

How popular is Kirsty?

Kirsty is an uncommon given name for females. Kirsty is also a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kirsty entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1558 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirsty name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Christine (#793 from current records), Kirsten (#1736), Kirsti, Kirstie and Kristine are the popular variation forms of Kirsty appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Kirsty were at the peak of their popularity in the 1970s (average #999) and have become much less widespread since (#1754, 98.4%), with versions like Kristine becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirsty, Christine, Kirsten, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kristine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Karsten, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Khrista, Khristy, Khristya (see Christina), Khrysta, Khrystyn, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kinsey, Kirby, Kirsi, Kirsteen, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirstyn, Kirstynn (see Kirsten), Kitty, Krista, Kristey, Kristi, Kristl (see Crystal), Kristy, Kristyn, Krysta, Krysti, Krystl, Krysty, Krystyl (see Crystal), Krystyn, Kyrstin and Misty. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kirsty.

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