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. Seldom used as a given name for baby boys.
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 1996 and is somewhat lower today, 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.