[ 2 syll. kris-tian, kr-isti-an ] The baby boy name Kristian is also used, but less frequently, as a girl name. Its pronunciation is KRIHSTYuwN †. Kristian is used predominantly in the English, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, and Scandinavian languages, and it is derived from Latin origins. Kristian is a variant of the name Christian (English, French, German, and Scandinavian).
Kristian is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity rose from the 1960s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest height of its usage in 1997, 0.031% of baby boys were given the name Kristian. It ranked at #389 then. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity. In 2012, its usage was 0.022% and its ranking #576. Within the group of boy names directly linked to Kristian, Christian was the most popular. In 2012, it was used 22 times more than Kristian. There were times from 1984 to 1990 that the name Kristian was given more often to girls, but it is more popular as a baby boy name today. In 1997, the name Kristian was given to 3 times as many baby boys than girls.
Baby names that sound like Kristian include Karsten, Kerstan, Kersten, Kerston, Khristan, Khristin, Kirsten, Kirston, Kristen, Kristián, Kristjan, Krisztián, Kurston, Carsten, Carston, Carstown, Carstun, Chrestien, Christain, and Christan.
† Pronunciation for Kristian: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"