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Girl Name: Kirsten

Name: Kirsten
Pronunciation: \k(i)-rs-ten, kir-sten\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: follower of Christ
Origin: Scandinavian
Related Names: Khristina, Kirsi, Kristen, Kristine, Christina
Sounds Like: Karsten, Kirstee
Variant forms: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn, Kyrstin
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 632
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 43265

Description

Kirsten \k(i)-rs-ten, kir-sten\ as a girl's name is pronounced KERS-ten. It is of Scandinavian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Kirsten is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine. The name has been in use in Scotland since long ago. Actresses Kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst.

Kirsten has 20 variant forms: Keerstin, Keirstin, Kersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kerstin, Kiersten, Kierstin, Kierstynn, Kirsteen, Kirsti, Kirstie, Kirstin, Kirstine, Kirsty, Kirstyn, Kirstynn, Kjerstin, Kristyn and Kyrstin.

For more information, see also related names Khristina, Kirsi, Kristen, Kristine and Christina.

Baby names that sound like Kirsten are Karsten and Kirstee.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Kirsten.

Popularity

Kirsten is a very popular first name for women (#632 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#43265 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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