What does Kristen mean?
Kristen \k-ris-ten, kr(i)-sten\ 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.
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.
Kristen▼ has 38 more different forms 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.
Kristen is a very popular first name for women (#194 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less popular surname for all people (#56162 out of 88799, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Kristen for girls. Kristen entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #38 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #814. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Kristen and associated names. Prominent alternative forms of Kristen (#814 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Christina (#326 the previous year), Christine (#689), Kristina (#779), Kristine, Kristin, Kristyn, Krysten, Trista, Krystina, Krystin, Kristian, Krysta, Kristan, Cristin, Christin, Christene, Christen, Kiersten, Kirsten, Christeen, Krista, Kirstin and Kristi. Adoption of this girl name was at its apex in the year 1990 and is now much less, with versions such as Kirsten, Kristen, Kristina, Kiersten and Christina becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Kristen▼ is pronounced similarly to Khristen. Other suggested similar baby names are Karsten, Khristel, Khristena, Kristal▼, Kristee, Kristell, Kristey, Kristie▼, Kristien, Kristl, Kristle, Kristol, Kristy▼, Krystee, Krystel and Tristen▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kristen.