What does Kristian mean?
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.
(male) Kriian, Kriskin, ..
(female) Kristka, Kristna, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Kristian for boys. Kristian entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top rank of #385 in the U.S. in 1996, and is currently at #656. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kristian and associated names. Popular varying forms of Kristian (#656 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 are Christiaan, Christian (#42 last year), Cristian (#273), Cristiano (#872) and Krystian. These relations of Kristian reached the top of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #1057) and are somewhat less widespread today (#973, down 46.6%). Christian is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Cristiano has gained in popularity over time.
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.