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What does Christiaan mean?

Christiaan Pronunciation of Christiaan [chris-ti-aan] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Christiaan) is a Latin name, and the name Christiaan means "follower of Christ". Christiaan is an alternate form of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus.

Associated with: follower (servant).


Christiaan has 3 variants: Chrestien, Christan and Criston.

5 more related forms via Christian: Christiano, Christie, Cristian, Cristiano and Kristian.

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Middle name pairings:
Christiaan Tremaine (C.T.), ..

How popular is Christiaan?

Christiaan is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Christiaan is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Christiaan was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #1998 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christiaan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent related forms of Christiaan are Christian (#43 in 2015), Christie, Cristian (#270), Cristiano (#841) and Kristian (#677). Other forms, like Christiano, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Christiaan reached its peak 2 decades ago (median #1089) and is somewhat less today (#971, 47.7%). Cristiano is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christiaan, Christian, Christie, Cristian, Cristiano, Kristian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Carston, Chretien, Christer, Christmas, Christo, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoph, Christophe, Christopher, Christos, Christy, Chrystian, Crispian, Crispin, Cristen, Cristino, Cristobal, Cristofer, Cristofor (see Cristofer), Cristos, Cristoval, Cristovano, Cristy, Kristan, Kristien, Krystian, Tristan, Tristian and Tristin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Christiaan.

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