What does Cristen mean?
Cristen /cri-sten/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Cristen) is of Latin origin, and the meaning of the name Cristen is "follower of Christ". Cristen is a version, with the suffix -en, of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus.
Cristen has 24 alternative forms via Christian: Chrestien, Chretien, Chris▼, Christan, Christer, Christiaan, Christiano, Christie, Christo, Christos, Christy, Cristian▲, Cristiano, Cristino, Criston, Cristos, Cristy, Kit, Kris▼, Krister, Kristian▲, Kristo, Krystian and Krystiano.Kreatif forms: Cressten, Cristenne, Crister. [more]
How popular is Cristen?
Cristen is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Cristen is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Christian (#42 the previous year), Cristian (#273), Chris (#514), Kristian (#656), Cristiano (#872) and Kris are the prominent related forms of Cristen (not ranked). Forms like Kristo are uncommon. Usage of these boy names was at its apex in the year 1996 (usage of 0.5078%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4405%, ▼13.3%), with the versions Chris and Kris becoming less trendy. Christian (#42), Cristian (#273) and Kristian (#656) are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names among these, and there is also a revival in birth name usage for Christian. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Cristen and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A recommended similar baby name is Tristen. Like Cristen, this name is not commonly used.