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.
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).
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).
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.