Kristen name meaning

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in 2010

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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kristen mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Kristen

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to 4 people from all over the world, the name Kristen is of Danish origin and means "Follower of Christ".
  2. A submission from Texas, U.S. says the name Kristen means "Christianity" and is of American origin.
  3. According to a user from Virginia, U.S., the name Kristen means "Christian".
  4. According to a user from Guernsey, the name Kristen is of English origin and means "Gift of god".
  5. A user from Missouri, U.S. says the name Kristen is of English origin and means "Flower of god".
  6. According to a user from Wisconsin, U.S., the name Kristen is of Danish origin and means "Anointed".
  7. A user from New Jersey, U.S. says the name Kristen means "Strength & courage".
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A spelling variant of Kristin, from Christina, fairly popular in the latter half of the twentieth century.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

Kristen was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Indonesian, and Tok Pisin

Notable Persons Named Kristen

Notable Persons Named Kristen

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is an actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Kristen was given the name Kristen Jaymes Stewart on April 9th, 1990 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell is an actress and singer. She has had major accomplishments since 1992. Kristen was given the name Kristen Anne Bell on July 18th, 1980 in Huntington Woods, Michigan, U.S.

Kristen Wiig

She has had major accomplishments since 2003. Kristen was given the name Kristen Carroll Wiig on August 22nd, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, U.S.

Kris Jenner

She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Kris was given the name Kristen Mary Houghton on November 5th, 1955 in San Diego, California, U.S. Kris is also known as Kardashian, Kris; Houghton, and Kristen Mary (birth name).

Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal is a comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer. She was most active from 2001 to present. Kristen was given the name Kristen Joy Schaal on January 24th, 1978 in Longmont, Colorado, United States.

Kristen Connolly

Kristen Connolly is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2003 to present. Kristen was born on July 12th, 1980 in Montclair, New Jersey.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kristen

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kristen

Marta Kristen

Marta Kristen is an actress and actor. She has had major accomplishments since 1960. Marta was given the name Birgit Annalisa Rusanen on February 26th, 1945 in Oslo.

Ilene Kristen

Ilene Kristen is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1971. Ilene was given the name Ilene Schatz on July 30th, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Anne Kristen

Anne was born on March 7th, 1937. She breathed her last breath on August 7th, 1996.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kristen U.S.
  White 88.43% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.24% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.31% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.09% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kristen

People with the last name Kristen are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kristen

  • What name lists does Kristen rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kristen? Kristen is the 347th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kristen was the 86,314th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kristen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 220,092 babies born with the first name Kristen in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kristen to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kristen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1938 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Kristen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kristen is Thursday, November 1st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Kristen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kristen was in 1982 with a total of 9,535 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kristen!
  • Random Kristen Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kristen ranks 54th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 21 babies in Montana have the same name in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Kristen: The name spelled backwards is Netsirk. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Eskrtni. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kristen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 216 people with the last name Kristen.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kristen? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kristen as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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