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Kristen

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Meaning and origin
Kristen is a Danish girl name. The meaning of the name is `Anointed, Follower of Christ`.


Where is it used?
The name Kristen is mainly used in German.

It is an abbreviated form of
Kristina, used in Swedish, Czech, Russian and in German.


How do they say it elsewhere?
Kirsten (In Scandinavian)
Christine (In French and in English)
Christian (In English and in French)
Christina (In English)


If it's too long people might use
In English: Tina


See also
In Swedish: Kjerstin
In Scottish: Kirstin (F)
In Scandinavian and in German: Kristin
In Scandinavian: Stina
In Polish: Krystyna
In Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and in Romanian: Cristina
In Italian: Cristiana
In Hungarian: Krisztina
In German, Scandinavian and in English: Christa
In German: Kerstin
In Finnish: Kirsi
In Finnish: Kristiina
In English (Modern): Krystina
In English: Kristia
In English: Kristy
In Bulgarian: Hristina


Extra information:
Alternative meanings (German) Anointed, Follower of Christ

What Kristen`s say about their name
  1. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    The name
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always call me christine or christina
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    I would be sad
    Extra information:
    nope
  2. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    I don't know
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get called everything but my name
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Jennifer Isabella
    Extra information:
    I really don't like my name but I guess it isn't that common
  3. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    nothing
    The worst thing about the name:
    the name
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    it would be sean jr
    Extra information:
    you suck
  4. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    The meaning of it
    The worst thing about the name:
    Nothing. I could have worse
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    I would not be who I am
    Extra information:
    Its not an co-incident that you have this name. God gave you to the right parents. He knew you before you were in your moms belly. You were not a mistake. So in-brace your name. And that God for where you are today and who you are.You are wonderfully made.
  5. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It's not common.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get called Kirsten all the time.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Kristin
    Extra information:
    People with the name Kristen are amazing!!!
  6. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    Oh❗ yah my last name on the bottom is Itchon
    The worst thing about the name:

    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:

    Extra information:
  7. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    Are some of you crazy and perky
    The worst thing about the name:
    Gets confusing when there's some- Where else named Christian
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    It would be Crystal or Black
    Extra information:
    Uhh... I guess nothing right now😓
  8. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    the abundance of nicknames, such as kreepsten and fishten and pukesten and goatsten and walter
    The worst thing about the name:
    i feel like it should end with an m not an n so i can sound like a flower.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    i'd throw myself into the ocean to be one with my fellow mermaid friends
    Extra information:
    i like dominoes.
  9. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    People can say it right
    The worst thing about the name:
    People spell it wrong
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Christina
    Extra information:
  10. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    its my name
    The worst thing about the name:
    spelled wrong all the time
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    alexandra willow
    Extra information:
  11. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    No one can say your name wrong
    The worst thing about the name:
    You don't know your name
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Kristin
    Extra information:
    No
  12. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It's a pretty name that's well known but not too common either
    The worst thing about the name:
    No one ever spells it correctly, and I get called Kirsten or Christian a lot.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    It would have been Robin....thankfully my dad nixed that
    Extra information:
    People named Kristen are typically nice and perky :)
  13. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    its a unique name, not alot of people have that name
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everybody Keeps Saying My Name Is Christian Or Sumthing and they spell it wrong all the time
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Davina
    Extra information:
  14. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It is a name not many people have which makes it special!
    The worst thing about the name:
    People always spell it wrong and say it as Kirsten :(
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    I would have Isabelle cause dad wanted to call me that:)
    Extra information:
    Nope but Kristens Rule!!!!!
  15. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It is unique and I love the meaning to it!
    The worst thing about the name:
    Everyone pronounces it wrong and spells it wrong.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    It would be Kaitlyn or Kristie
    Extra information:
    Kristen means Follower of Christ and I am a Christian... So I like it !
  16. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    There aren't many people with the name
    The worst thing about the name:
    I am always getting called Kirsten and people misspell my name the same way.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Id be annoyed because I like it :)
    Extra information:
    Nope
  17. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It's not common but not out of the ordinary either
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get my name mispronounced (Christian) and misspelled (Kristein, Kirsten, Kristin) a lot.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    It was going to be Jennifer. Yay 1980s!
    Extra information:
  18. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    It makes me feel original
    The worst thing about the name:
    It doesnt sound like a word and i get called christian a lot
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Lily
    Extra information:
    GO KRISTENS!
  19. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    I think it's a pretty name.
    The worst thing about the name:
    It's a super common name if you include all of the variations (Kristin, Christin, Christen, Cristin, etc). I was never the only Kristen/Kristin/etc in my class. Also, everyone always misspells it- most people seem to guess that the spelling is Kristin.
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    My parents almost named me Jennifer- I am VERY thankful that I'm a Kristen instead.
    Extra information:
    As far as common 80s names go (Ashley, Amanda, Jennifer, Jessica, etc), Kristen is the best. =)
  20. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    Not many others have the same name...unique I quess you could say.
    The worst thing about the name:
    I get called everything else besides KRISTEN: Kirsten, Christine, Kristy and people never spell it my way: Kristin, Christian, Kirsten...
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    Kisla
    Extra information:
  21. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    it's unique..i think! it's not so common
    The worst thing about the name:
    it gets mixed up with christine!
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:
    nothing...
    Extra information:
    nope
  22. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    everyone thinks its a really pretty name!
    The worst thing about the name:
    i get called CHRISTIAN a lot!!
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:

    Extra information:
    i love my name, i would never change it :-)
  23. The best thing about the name Kristen:
    I've met people named Kristen, but many spelled differently: Kriston, Kristin, Kristyn
    The worst thing about the name:
    I'm surprised by how many people think Kristen is a strange name: not Christina, Kristy, etc
    If my name wasn`t Kristen....:

    Extra information:


More `Kristen` links
Kristen as abbreviation
Actors named Kristen
Kristen in the encyclopedia





Statistics for Kristen

Kristen appears in 2007`s top-1000 name list at rank 428. The name reached the top-100 10 times. 1980 was a `top year` for the name Kristen. (Based on 128 years of name history) In that year it ranked #39. The last time Kristen appeared among the most common names was in 1950. Our records go back to 1880

YearRankRank
2007428
2006374
2005326
2004263
2003229
2002186
2001162
2000142
1999114
1998101
199782
199670
199564
199455
199361
199253
199148
199042
198039
197082
1960414
1950681
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See also the US top 1000 names 2007

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Kristen
I love this site. Great info. Thx

hah slut! jkjk imature funny great times and makes my life:P
Andre
However wrote this is stupid. Kristen is a danish BOY name, a varient of Christian. Ugh
Christopher
Kristen is a stupid name, and people with the name Kristen are all wierdos. Just look at Kristen Stewart.
Kristen
This is an awesome website

I love the name best name EVER
Kristen
obviously if there are girls like myself on here that are named kristen, it can be both, stupid Andre. DURR.
Kristen
People think my name is spelt christen
kristen
its ecxactly what my dad says follower of christ
Kristen
I hate when people spell my name with a Ch..... It's Kristen not Christian
Kristen☺
My class never spells my name right most of the time
Ruth Kirsten
Its awesome my name means. Loyal friend of God.Anointed follower of Christ


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