What does Kristen mean?
Kristen [kris-ten] as a girls' 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.
Associated with: combined (blend).
Kristen▼ has 24 variants: 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.
38 more different relations via Christen, Christine, Kirsten, Kristin, Kristina: Christan, Christeen, Christen▼, Christene, Christin▼, Christon, Christyn, Chrysten, Cristen, Cristin, Cristine, Cristyn, Crystene, Crystin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Khristeen, Khristina, Khristine, Kiersten▼, Kirsteen, Kirstin▼, Kirstyn, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristeena, Kristena, Kristene, Kristiana, Kristiane, Kristyne, Krysteena, Krystene, Krystina, Krystine, Krystyne and Kyrstin.Creative forms:
(female) Kriske, Kriten, ..
(male) Krislen, Kriston, .. Middle name pairings:
Kristen Luna (K.L.), ..
How popular is Kristen?
Kristen is a very popular first name for women (#194 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#80502 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Kristen entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #38 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #888. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Kristen (#888 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Christina (#333 the previous year), Kristina (#742), Christine (#793), Kiersten (#1398), Krista (#1697), Kirsten (#1736), Kristin (#1871), Christeen, Kristine, Kristiana, Kristian, Kristyn, Krysta, Krystina, Krystyna, Krystin, Krysten, Kristi, Trista, Christen, Kerstin, Christene, Cristine, Cristin, Cristen, Kirstin, Kirstyn, Kristel, Kristan, Christan, Krissy and Christin. Adoption of these forms of Kristen was widespread during 1980-1989 (usage of 3.7%) and is now much less (usage 0.1%, down 97%).
Kristen▼ is pronounced similarly to Khristen and Krisanne. Other suggested similar names are Britten, Cristel, Cristena, Karsten, Khrista, Khristal, Khristel, Khristena (see Christina), Khristian, Khristie, Khristy, Khristya (see Christina), Khristyna, Khrystyn, Kirstee, Kristal▼, Kristale (see Crystal), Kristalee, Kristalena, Kristall, Kristalyn, Kristee (see Christy), Kristell, Kristella, Kristey, Kristiann, Kristie▼, Kristien, Kristienne, Kristinia, Kristinna, Kristl (see Crystal), Kristle, Kristol, Kristy▼, Krystah, Krystal▼, Krystee, Krystel, Krysti, Krystia, Krystie, Krystil, Krystka (see Christina), Krystl, Krystle▼, Krystlea, Krystol (see Crystal), Krysty, Krystyl (see Crystal), Tristan▼, Tristen▼, Tristin and Tristyn. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kristen.See names in meaning and etymology.