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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.

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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)