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What does Kirsten mean?

Kirsten Pronunciation of Kirsten as a girls' name is pronounced KERS-ten. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kirsten is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine. The name has been in use in Scotland since long ago. Actresses Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst. Also form of Christina.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, scotland


VARIANTS Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn, Kyrstin

SEE ALSO Khristina, Kirsi, Kristen, Kristine

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CHRISTINE, KIRSTIE Christen, Kirstee, Kristeen, Kristen, Kristene, Kristin, Krystene



Kirsten Charley (K.C.), ..

How popular is Kirsten?

Kirsten is a very popular first name for females (#632 out of 4276, Top 15%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#33933 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Kirsten was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #154 in the U.S. in the year 1991, but is not listed at the moment. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Christina (#439 LAST YEAR), Christine (#926), Kristen (#1226), Christen, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kristin, Kristine and Kristyn are the prominent varying forms of Kirsten. These relations of Kirsten were popular as baby names 4 decades ago (USAGE OF 2.3%) and have become much less widespread since (USAGE 0.1%, 97% LESS), with versions such as Kirstin becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirsten, Christen, Christina, Christine, Kerstin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kiersten, Kierstin, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kristen, Kristin, Kristine, Kristyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kirsten, Christina, Christine, Kirsty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Kirsten is alike in pronunciation to Karsten. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aireen, Chrysten, Cristen, Eirawen, Eireen, Eiren, Eirwen, Kareen, Karen, Karleen, Karlen, Karmen, Karren, Karson, Keren, Khristeen (see Christina), Khristel, Khristen, Khristena (see Christina), Khristin, Khrystyn, Kinsee, Kinsey, Kinsie, Kismet, Kissie, Kittee, Kittey (see Katherine), Koreen, Koren, Kristan, Kristee (see Christy), Kristel, Kristena, Kristey, Kristien, Krystee, Krystel, Krysten, Krystin, Krystyn, Larsen, Larssen, Tirien, Tirrien and Tristen. These names tend to be less frequently used than Kirsten.

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