Kristen - Meaning of Kristen

What does Kristen mean?

[ 2 syll. kris-ten, kr-ist-en ] The baby boy name Kristen is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. It is pronounced as KRIHS-TehN †. Kristen is largely used in the Scandinavian language and it is derived from Latin origins. Kristen is a variant of the name Christian (English, French, German, and Scandinavian).

See also the related categories, latin and scandinavian.

Kristen is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1975 with 0.004% of baby boys being given the name Kristen. Its ranking then was #977. The baby name has since experienced a loss in popularity, and is now of sporadic use. In 2018, among the group of boy names directly linked to Kristen, Christian was the most commonly used. Kristen has predominantly been a girl name in the past century. In 1975, Kristen as a girl name outnumbered its use as a boy name by 68 times.

Baby names that sound like Kristen include Christen, Karsten, Khristan, Khristin, Kirsten, Kristian, Kristián, Kristjan, Krisztián, Carsten, Carstown, Chrestien, Christain, Christan, Christein, Christian, Christiane, Crisdean, Cristen, and Cristián.

† 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)"

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