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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.

For more information, see also related girl names Trista and Christina.

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 (#80502 out of 150436, Top 54%). (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)

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

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

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 these girl names was at its apex in 1990 (usage of 0.4746%) and is now much less (usage 0.058%, down 87.8%), with versions such as Kirsten, Kristen, Kristina, Kiersten and Christina becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christeen, Christen, Christene, Christin, Christina, Christine, Cristin, Kiersten, Kirsten, Kirstin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Krista, Kristan, Kristen, Kristi, Kristian, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Krysta in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Krysten, Krystin, Krystina, Trista in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine, Kirsten, Kristina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.