What does Cristen mean?
Cristen \c-ris-ten, cr(i)-sten\ 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 derivative 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.
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 (#unlisted). 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%, down 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.