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Girl Name: Kristen

Name: Kristen
Pronunciation: \k-ris-ten, kr(i)-sten\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Kristen's also a boy name)
Meaning: follower of Christ
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Trista, Christina
Sounds Like: Cristen, Kristien, Kristena, Kristene, Kristey, Kristee, Khristen
Variant forms: Khristin, Krissie, Krissy, Krista, Kristan, Kristeen, Kristel, Kristelle, Kristi, Kristian, Kristijna, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Kristyna, Krisztina, Krysia, Krysta, Krysten, Krystin, Krystyn, Krystyna, Krystynn
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 194
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 56162

Description

Kristen \k-ris-ten, kr(i)-sten\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRISS-ten. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Kristen is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine; combined form of Kirsten and Kristina. See also Christen and Kirsten. Actresses Kristin Scott Thomas, Kristin Davis.

Kristen has 24 variant forms: Khristin, Krissie, Krissy, Krista, Kristan, Kristeen, Kristel, Kristelle, Kristi, Kristian, Kristijna, Kristin, Kristina, Kristine, Kristyn, Kristyna, Krisztina, Krysia, Krysta, Krysten, Krystin, Krystyn, Krystyna and Krystynn.

For more information, see also related names Trista and Christina.

Baby names that sound like Kristen are Cristen, Kristien, Kristena, Kristene, Kristey, Kristee and Khristen.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Kristen.

Popularity

Kristen is a very popular first name for women (#194 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for both men and women (#56162 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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