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Gender: M Meaning of Christian: "follower of Christ" Origin of Christian: Greek Christian's Popularity in 2015: #43

Christian had been firmly planted in the Top 25 since 1996, not far below the stalwart Christopher, and is still, at Number 43, quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen as making a bold statement of faith by some, while also having secular appeal for others, perhaps influenced by such celebrities as Christian Slater and Christian Bale, not to mention the fashion world's Dior, Lacroix, Louboutin and Audigier.

In the Middle Ages, Christian was a female name, but turned male with the introduction of the hero of John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress.

Famous People Named Christian

Christian Michael Leonard Slater, American actor
Christian Charles Philip Bale, Welsh actor
Christian Borle, American actor
Christian Dior, French fashion designer
Christian Kane, American actor and singer-songwriter
Christian Marie Marc Lacroix, French fashion designer
Christian Louboutin, French footwear designer
Christian Valdemar Henri John, Prince of Denmark
Christian Cousins, American actor
Christian Camargo, American actor, producer, and director
Christian Gibson, son of American actor Mel Gibson
Christian Patrick Culkin, brother of American actor Macaulay Culkin
Christian Serratos (female), American actress
Christian Michael Eckstein, American child actor
Christian Kern, Chancellor of Austria
Christian Scott (b. 2016), son of American Idol finalist Scott MacIntyre

Pop Culture References for the name Christian

Christian Grey, main character from the "50 Shades of Grey" novels
Christian Reed, character on the TV show "Dance Academy"
Christian Shephard, charcter on TV show "Lost"
Christian, character from "Moulin Rouge"
Christian Troy, main character from TV show "Nip/Tuck"
Christian "Combo" Ortega, character from "Breaking Bad"
Christian Ozera, character from Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" series
Christian Frost, older brother of Marvel's Emma Frost
Christian, female character in "The Cincinnati Kid"
Christian Alessi, character on TV's "Alex & Co."

Krystian, Cristino, Christino, Kristo, Krister, Christie, Cristy, Christo, Chris, Christer, Kris, Christy, Kit, Krystiano

Christian's International Variations

Christion, Christos, Christiano (Greek) Kristian (Scandinavian) Krischan, Karsten, Carsten (German) Christiaan, Cristiaan, Kerstan (Dutch) Cristiano, Cristian (Spanish) Krist (Swedish) Chrétien, Cretien, Chréstien (French) Christiansen (Danish)