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 (#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)
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)
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.