[ 2 syll. kris-ten, kr-ist-en ] The baby girl name Kristen is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as KRIHS-TehN †. Kristen is of Latin origin and it is used mainly in Scandinavian.
Kristen is a Scandinavian form of the Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Christina.
Kristen is also a form of the English, German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Kirsten.
Kristen is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1982 with 0.526% of baby girls being named Kristen. It had a ranking of #33 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is of only irregular use now. Among the family of girl names directly related to Kristen, Christina was the most popular in 2018. Kristen has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls. There were 68 times more baby girls than boys who were named Kristen in 1975.
Baby names that sound like Kristen include Christen, Karsten, Karstin, Karstine, Kearstin, Keirstin, Kerstin, Kerstine, Kerstyn, Khierstyn, Khristine, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstyn, Kierstynn, Kirstain, Kirsteen, Kirsten, Kirstene, and Kirstien.
† English pronunciation for Kristen: 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)"
A famous person named Kristen is Actress, Kristen Bell, born 18 July 1980, Detroit, Michigan.