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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 girl names Trista and Christina.


Kristen is a very popular first name for females (#194 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#56162 out of 88799, Top 63%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kristen for girls. Kristen reached its highest rank of #38 in the U.S. in 1980-1989 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristen name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Kristen and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Christina (#326), Christine (#689), Kristina (#779), Kristen (#814), Kristyn, Kristine, Krysta, Krystin, Trista, Krysten, Kristian, Krista, Kirsten, Kristan, Kristi, Christen and Kristin. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christen, Christina, Christine, Kirsten, Krista, Kristan, Kristen, Kristi, Kristian, Kristin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Krysta, Krysten, Krystin, Trista in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christina, Christine, Kirsten, Krista, Kristen outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Krysta, Trista outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kristen is also pronounced similarly to Cristen, Khristen and Kristene. Other suggested similar baby names are Karsten, Kersten, Khristeen, Khristel, Khristena, Kristain, Kristal, Kristee, Kristeena, Kristell, Kristena, Kristey, Kristie, Kristien, Kristl, Kristle, Kristol, Kristy, Kristyne, Krystee, Krystel, Krystene and Tristen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kristen.