[ 2 syll. kir-(s)ten, ki-rst-en ] The baby boy name Kirsten is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as KIHRSTeh-N †. Kirsten is used chiefly in the German language and its origin is Latin. Kirsten is a variant of the name Christian (English, French, German, and Scandinavian).
Kirsten is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Kirsten, Christian was the most widely used. Kirsten has mostly been a girl name in the past century.
Baby names that sound like Kirsten include Karsten, Khristan, Khristin, Kristen, Kristian, Kristián, Kristjan, Krisztián, Carsten, Carstown, Chrestien, Christain, Christan, Christein, Christen, Christian, Christiane, Crisdean, Cristen, and Cristián.
† English pronunciation for Kirsten: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"