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219k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kristen

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: German
  • Meaning: Christian
  • #335 All Time
Girls
Boys
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180k Kristin (German)
135k Kristina (Slavic)
84k Kristine (Scandinavian)
73k Krista (Scandinavian)
53k Kirsten (German)
24k Kristian (Scandinavian)
3k Karsten (German)
2k Kerstin (Scandinavian)
< 1k Kjerstin (Scandinavian)
< 1k Kristjana (Scandinavian)

How popular is the name "Kristen" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1938770
193913130
1940770
194117170
194220200
194351510
194448480
194554540
194693930
19471601537
19481671625
19491791718
19501651587
195120319310
195229628016
19532632567
195422821711
195524223012
19562582499
19573032967
195840239111
195955454212
196056054317
196155553817
196277275616
19631,0331,01518
19641,3551,33619
19651,7431,72617
19662,3532,32330
19672,7802,75327
19683,2683,24325
19693,8553,81243#96 girl name
19704,6494,60247#83 girl name
19714,0153,96451#87 girl name
19723,5853,52956#85 girl name
19734,9954,93659#58 girl name
19746,1236,05568#45 girl name
19754,7474,67671#60 girl name
19763,7153,65560#73 girl name
19773,9313,86269#72 girl name
19784,4244,36856#62 girl name
19794,6324,57260#62 girl name
19807,3847,31866#39 girl name
19818,5938,54152#38 girl name
19829,5979,53562#33 girl name
19838,6748,61658#37 girl name
19848,4468,38561#38 girl name
19858,5098,44069#38 girl name
19867,9077,84463#41 girl name
19877,4137,36053#42 girl name
19888,4358,38154#36 girl name
19898,8678,80067#36 girl name
19908,1288,07355#42 girl name
19916,8576,81740#48 girl name
19926,2906,25238#53 girl name
19935,5565,53125#61 girl name
19945,9075,87037#55 girl name
19955,4375,39839#65 girl name
19964,8844,85133#70 girl name
19974,1124,08527#82 girl name
19983,3723,34725
19992,8622,84418
20002,3652,3569
20012,0061,99115
20021,7281,71414
20031,4531,43716
20041,2411,22021
200599698313
200688887513
200778076812
200865664313
200957856612
201052150813
20114364288
201244042713
20133913865
201434833810

Want to know about the populiarty of Kristen? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 218,877 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 first appeared 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 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kristen" ranks #46 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 50 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1981. Across the entire United States a total of 8,593 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Kristen" mean?

Kristen (German): Christian

The name "Kristen" is of German origin and it means "Christian". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for intense, your zest of living.

S is for success, in all you will do.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

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 "Skeritn". 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.

Where is the name Kristen popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kristen in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kristen

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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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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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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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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Past life for Kristen born Apr 14, 1961

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Australia approximately on 1575. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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