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

The name Kristen is a girl's name of Danish origin meaning "a Christian". Kristen and is often added to lists like International Variations of Christina and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That, Girls".

From the experts:

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.

Find other names based on Kristen using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Kristen

Kristen Anne Bell, American actress
Kristen Johnston, American actress
Kristen Joy Schaal, American actress
Kristen Jaymes Stewart, American actress
Kristen White, American actress
Kristen Carroll Wiig, American actress and comedian
Kristen Nöel "Kristy" Swanson, American actress
Kristen Joanne Caverly, American swimmer
Kristen Ann Maloney, American gymnast
Kristen McMenamy, American model
Kristen Nygaard, Danish soccer player
Kristen Skjeldal, Norwegian skier
Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009
January Kristen Jones, American actress
Kristen Segin, American ballerina
Kristen DeAnn Alderson, American actress
Kristen Kish, celebrity chef
Kristen Anderson-Lopez, American songwriter
Kristen Sciacca, competitor in E! reality show "Bridalplasty"
Kristen Mary "Kris" Jenner, American reality TV personality
Kylie Kristen Jenner, American reality TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Kristen

Kristen Gregory, character from "The Clique" book series
Kristen Parker, from "Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors"
Kristen Green, character in "Gone Too Far" by Natalie D. Richards

Kristen's International Variations

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


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