Gender: Female Meaning of Kristen: "a Christian" Origin of Kristen: Danish and Norwegian variation of Christine

Kristen Origin and Meaning

The name Kristen is a girl's name of Danish origin meaning "a Christian".

Kristen may be somewhat past its fashion high point, but it remains forever crystalline clear. Possible problem: confusion with the similar Scandinavian names Kristin, Kirsten, Kirstie, et al.

Current celebrity bearers include Kristens Stewart, Wiig, and Bell.

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Kristen's International Variations

Karste, Karsten (Dutch) Kriska, Krisztina, Kriszta (Hungarian) Krystyn, Kristina, Krysta, Kristi (Polish) Kjersti, Kirsten, Kirsti (Norwegian) Krystin (Czech) Kersten (Swedish)


ariel44 Says:


Exactly. Says:


Kristen is my advisor
she is kind soul
she helps get through the bad grades i always get
she is my mother on campus
and I am her son on campus
Thank you for listening
goodbye for now
I will be back
back again
to warm someones soul
and pass on the warmth
from Kristen

P.S. ignore my username lmao haha lol lul XD haha funny joke

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


If you like the name, that is what is important, not others' opinions.

Daiseymae Says:


It is a beautiful name! You can't go wrong with this. Love it.

funnybunny771 Says:


My oldest sister's name! She is two years younger than me and her name is Kristen Megan Madeleine and the reason I love it so much is that there are so many nicknames. For my sister we always call her Kris because it's just the only thing that would suit her but for a girlier girl 'Krissie' might be better. You can also have Kristi...we've even met a Christina called Issie! The options are endless. But Kristen suits her name so well and I just think it is beautiful.

Samsonite Says:


Boring and common but not terrible.

bordercollie Says:


Kristen has recently started to appeal to me. It's such a sharp, clear sounding name. It's definitely a mature sounding name, but there are a few cute nns like Krissy that work well for a child.

peachysugarbuns Says:


Serendipitous! :)

hermioneameliastyles Says:


Kristen Stewart and Kristen Bell are the reason that I love this name. I think it is a bit too common, but can still work for any little girl.

Ang In CT Says:


I love your name too! When I was in fifth grade I said if I ever had a little girl that I would name her Kristen. I let my son pick the middle name. I was in a bad car accident and thought I wouldn't be able to carry another child after my son. My main orthopedic was amazing and joked if I had another baby to name the baby after him. The joke was on him when his daughter, one of the OBGYN's in our group, came to discharge me from the hospital. Everyone knew my story with her dad but kept the name a secret. The OBGYN's first name - Kristen. She was like everyone knew you were doing this didn't they? I smiled and laughed. and said, everyone but your dad.. you get to tell him that yourself.

peachysugarbuns Says:


Despite countless misspellings and mispronounciations, I love my name: Kristen!

Ang In CT Says:


I have a Kristen Elizabeth. Everyone was like well there's a name you don't hear anymore. I don't know if I should be flattered or not.

Uniquely_His Says:


Love my name <3