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219k
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Kristen

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Christian
  • #335 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Kristen in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1938 7 7 0
1939 13 13 0
1940 7 7 0
1941 17 17 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 51 51 0
1944 48 48 0
1945 54 54 0
1946 93 93 0
1947 160 153 7
1948 167 162 5
1949 179 171 8
1950 165 158 7
1951 203 193 10
1952 296 280 16
1953 263 256 7
1954 228 217 11
1955 242 230 12
1956 258 249 9
1957 303 296 7
1958 402 391 11
1959 554 542 12
1960 560 543 17
1961 555 538 17
1962 772 756 16
1963 1,033 1,015 18
1964 1,355 1,336 19
1965 1,743 1,726 17
1966 2,353 2,323 30
1967 2,781 2,754 27
1968 3,269 3,244 25
1969 3,854 3,811 43 #96 girl name
1970 4,649 4,602 47 #82 girl name
1971 4,016 3,965 51 #87 girl name
1972 3,585 3,529 56 #85 girl name
1973 4,995 4,936 59 #58 girl name
1974 6,123 6,055 68 #45 girl name
1975 4,747 4,676 71 #60 girl name
1976 3,715 3,655 60 #73 girl name
1977 3,931 3,862 69 #72 girl name
1978 4,425 4,369 56 #62 girl name
1979 4,632 4,572 60 #62 girl name
1980 7,383 7,317 66 #39 girl name
1981 8,593 8,541 52 #38 girl name
1982 9,597 9,535 62 #33 girl name
1983 8,674 8,616 58 #37 girl name
1984 8,446 8,385 61 #38 girl name
1985 8,509 8,440 69 #38 girl name
1986 7,907 7,844 63 #41 girl name
1987 7,413 7,360 53 #42 girl name
1988 8,435 8,381 54 #36 girl name
1989 8,867 8,800 67 #36 girl name
1990 8,128 8,073 55 #42 girl name
1991 6,857 6,817 40 #48 girl name
1992 6,290 6,252 38 #53 girl name
1993 5,556 5,531 25 #61 girl name
1994 5,907 5,870 37 #55 girl name
1995 5,437 5,398 39 #64 girl name
1996 4,884 4,851 33 #70 girl name
1997 4,112 4,085 27 #82 girl name
1998 3,372 3,347 25
1999 2,863 2,845 18
2000 2,365 2,356 9
2001 2,006 1,991 15
2002 1,728 1,714 14
2003 1,453 1,437 16
2004 1,241 1,220 21
2005 996 983 13
2006 888 875 13
2007 780 768 12
2008 656 643 13
2009 578 566 12
2010 521 508 13
2011 437 429 8
2012 441 428 13
2013 393 388 5
2014 350 340 10
2015 318 308 10

Want to know about the popularity of the Kristen baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 219,204 babies born with the name Kristen in the United States. That's more than enough Kristens to occupy the territory of Mayotte (France) with an estimated population of 217,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1938 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kristen" was in 1982 with a total of 9,535 babies. (That's a lot of baby Kristens)

According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kristen" ranks #94 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 18 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1995. Across the entire United States a total of 5,437 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Kristen" mean? The list below shows the origins of Kristen as well as things modernly associated with the name Kristen such as celebrities named Kristen.

Origin and Meaning of Kristen

The name "Kristen" is of German origin, and it means "Christian". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1999 to present. Kristen was born in 1990 as Kristen Jaymes Stewart in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Kristen was born in 1980 as Kristen Anne Bell in Huntington Woods, Michigan, U.S.

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Kristen Wiig

Kristen Wiig is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kristen was born in 1973 as Kristen Carroll Wiig in Canandaigua, New York, U.S.

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner is a television personality, producer, and manager with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kris was born in 1955 as Kristen Mary Houghton in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Kristy Swanson

Kristy Swanson is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Kristy was born in 1969 as Kristen Noel Swanson in Mission Viejo, California, U.S.

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Kristen Johnston

Kristen Johnston is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1985 to present. Kristen was born in 1967 in Washington, D.C., U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kristen

Kristen Hager
Kristen Lindsey
Kristen Ashley
Kristen Connolly
Kristen Kish
Kristen Schaal
Kristen Taekman
Kristen Griest

Alternative Meanings

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

T is for treat, that you always are.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Netsirk". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rstkeni". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Kristen born Mar 13, 1982

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Poland approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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