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Kristen meaning and name origin
Kristen \k-ris-ten, kr(i)-sten\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRISS-ten. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Kristen is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine; combined form of Kirsten and Kristina. See also Christen and Kirsten. Actresses Kristin Scott Thomas, Kristin Davis.
Kristen has 24 variant forms: Khristin, Krissie, Krissy, Krista, Kristan, Kristeen, Kristel, Kristelle, Kristi, Kristian, Kristijna, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Kristyna, Krisztina, Krysia, Krysta, Krysten, Krystin, Krystyn, Krystyna and Krystynn.
For more information, see also related names Trista and Christina.
Baby names that sound like Kristen are Cristen, Kristien, Kristena, Kristene, Kristey, Kristee and Khristen.
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Popularity of Kristen
Kristen is a very popular first name for women (#194 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56162 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Kristen for girls. (2010 statistics) Compare Kristen with its variant forms and related girl baby names.