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What does Krister mean?

Krister Pronunciation of Krister [kris-ter] as a boys' name is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of Krister is "follower of Christ". Krister is an alternate spelling of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus.

Associated with: follower (servant).


Krister has 1 variant: Christer.

7 more related forms via Christian: Cristen, Criston, Cristos, Cristy, Kris, Kristian and Kristo.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaister, Krisker, ..

(female) Kriske, Krisme, ..

Middle name pairings:
Krister Nigel (K.N.), ..

How popular is Krister?

Krister is an uncommon given name for men. Krister is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Christian (#43 in 2015), Kristian (#677) and Kris are the popular varying forms of Krister (not ranked). Other forms, like Cristen, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Krister was at its apex 19 years ago (average #651) and is somewhat less today (#906, 48.6%), with the form Kris becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christian, Kris, Kristian in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alaister, Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Allister, Alyster, Aristeo, Braiser (see Brazier), Braser, Brewster, Bricker, Bridger, Buster, Caster, Chester, Coster, Cristofer, Dieter, Elisher, Fester, Fisher, Forester, Forster, Foster, Fraser, Frasier, Kaiser, Kasper, Kastor, Keifer, Kester, Kidder, Kiefer, Kramer, Krispin, Kriss, Krist, Kristan, Kristien, Kristof, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoff, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristopher, Kristos, Krystof, Lester, Minster, Nester, Pieter, Procter, Prosper, Ritter, Tristen, Vester, Webster, Whistler, Winter and Wister. These names tend to be more commonly used than Krister.

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