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What does Kristian mean?

Kristian Pronunciation of Kristian [kris-t-ian] as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Kristian) is pronounced KRIS-t'-yun. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kristian is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christian.

Associated with: scandinavian, follower (servant).


Kristian has 3 variants: Krist, Kristan and Kristien.

12 more different relations via Christian: Christan, Christiaan, Christiano, Cristen, Cristian, Cristiano, Cristino, Criston, Krister, Kristo, Krystian and Krystiano.

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Middle name pairings:
Kristian Faris (K.F.), ..

How popular is Kristian?

Kristian is a rare first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#88461 out of 150436, Top 59%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kristian entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #385 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #677. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Kristian (#677 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Christiaan, Christian (#43 last year), Cristian (#270), Cristiano (#841) and Krystian. These relations of Kristian reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1057) and are somewhat less widespread today (#971, down 47.9%). Christian is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Cristiano has gained in popularity over time.

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

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

Similar Names

Kristian is pronounced similarly to Chrystian. Other suggested similar names are Aristide, Aristio, Bastian, Brittan, Crispian, Crispin, Drostan, Kilian, Killian, Krispin, Kristof, Kristofel, Kristofer, Kristoff, Kristofor, Kristos, Krystof, Tristam, Tristan, Tristen, Tristian, Tristin, Triston, Tristram, Tristyn, Trystan and Wriston. These names tend to be more frequently used than Kristian.

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