[ 2 syll. (c)hris-ten, ch-rist-en ] The baby girl name Christen is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced KRIHSTehN †. Christen is of Latin origin and it is used mainly in English.
Christen is an English shortening of the Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Christina.
Christen is also a form of the English, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Kirsten.
Christen is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1982, 0.032% of baby girls were named Christen. It had a ranking of #405 then. The baby name has markedly dropped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Christen, Christina was the most widely used in 2018. Christen has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Christen include Kristen, Cairistìne, Carsten, Chrisstine, Christain, Christan, Christann, Christian, Christiane, Christin, Christine, Christyn, Christyne, Chrystine, Crestan, Crestin, Cristen, Cristin, Cristine, and Cristyn.
† Pronunciation for Christen: 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)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"