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since 1880

Christian

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How popular is the baby name Christian in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 43 0 43
1881 53 0 53
1882 49 0 49
1883 50 0 50
1884 54 0 54
1885 55 0 55
1886 38 5 33
1887 47 0 47
1888 51 0 51
1889 57 6 51
1890 54 5 49
1891 34 0 34
1892 42 0 42
1893 39 0 39
1894 40 0 40
1895 53 0 53
1896 36 0 36
1897 39 0 39
1898 35 5 30
1899 42 0 42
1900 35 0 35
1901 38 0 38
1902 33 0 33
1903 36 0 36
1904 30 0 30
1905 26 0 26
1906 33 0 33
1907 32 0 32
1908 29 0 29
1909 29 0 29
1910 40 0 40
1911 46 5 41
1912 91 0 91
1913 91 0 91
1914 127 5 122
1915 158 7 151
1916 159 5 154
1917 157 8 149
1918 155 0 155
1919 125 0 125
1920 150 7 143
1921 144 12 132
1922 172 12 160
1923 121 5 116
1924 131 6 125
1925 105 0 105
1926 119 6 113
1927 118 6 112
1928 120 6 114
1929 99 6 93
1930 94 0 94
1931 94 7 87
1932 86 0 86
1933 76 0 76
1934 92 0 92
1935 71 0 71
1936 96 5 91
1937 85 0 85
1938 107 8 99
1939 94 0 94
1940 99 0 99
1941 130 7 123
1942 120 12 108
1943 135 0 135
1944 140 5 135
1945 146 5 141
1946 190 8 182
1947 201 14 187
1948 212 9 203
1949 231 13 218
1950 277 9 268
1951 286 15 271
1952 346 23 323
1953 354 19 335
1954 367 15 352
1955 359 10 349
1956 405 13 392
1957 339 12 327
1958 442 17 425
1959 606 23 583
1960 678 18 660
1961 625 19 606
1962 664 14 650
1963 716 43 673
1964 742 31 711
1965 766 37 729
1966 996 107 889
1967 1,428 104 1,324
1968 1,894 113 1,781
1969 2,342 148 2,194
1970 2,823 195 2,628
1971 2,855 210 2,645
1972 3,162 199 2,963 #96 boy name
1973 2,915 222 2,693 #97 boy name
1974 2,747 258 2,489
1975 2,660 197 2,463
1976 2,437 171 2,266
1977 2,457 159 2,298
1978 2,385 173 2,212
1979 2,486 218 2,268
1980 2,670 358 2,312
1981 2,648 416 2,232
1982 3,012 439 2,573
1983 2,780 364 2,416
1984 3,180 457 2,723
1985 3,452 538 2,914
1986 3,753 547 3,206 #89 boy name
1987 3,905 583 3,322 #90 boy name
1988 4,540 612 3,928 #86 boy name
1989 5,379 761 4,618 #78 boy name
1990 7,639 863 6,776 #60 boy name
1991 10,375 936 9,439 #48 boy name
1992 12,940 987 11,953 #35 boy name
1993 12,761 876 11,885 #35 boy name
1994 12,754 770 11,984 #35 boy name
1995 14,546 737 13,809 #28 boy name
1996 16,543 720 15,823 #24 boy name
1997 15,681 623 15,058 #25 boy name
1998 15,035 528 14,507 #26 boy name
1999 15,255 478 14,777 #25 boy name
2000 16,506 452 16,054 #22 boy name
2001 15,847 400 15,447 #24 boy name
2002 14,897 310 14,587 #24 boy name
2003 14,192 299 13,893 #25 boy name
2004 14,216 304 13,912 #24 boy name
2005 14,415 218 14,197 #22 boy name
2006 14,709 240 14,469 #21 boy name
2007 14,264 217 14,047 #22 boy name
2008 13,246 197 13,049 #23 boy name
2009 12,818 188 12,630 #23 boy name
2010 11,241 157 11,084 #29 boy name
2011 10,469 165 10,304 #30 boy name
2012 9,743 140 9,603 #33 boy name
2013 9,439 134 9,305 #35 boy name
2014 8,561 132 8,429 #42 boy name
2015 8,251 124 8,127 #43 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Christian

  • How many people with the first name Christian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 419,380 babies born with the first name Christian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christian to occupy the country of Malta with an estimated population of 417,617 (as of December 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 43 new born babies.
  • When was Christian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Christian is Wednesday, July 17th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Christian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christian was in 2000 with a total of 16,054 babies. That's a lot of babies named Christian!
  • Random Christian Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christian ranks 26th in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 37 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Christian: Your name in reverse order is Naitsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Trhnaisci. How do you pronounce that?
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Popularity of Christian as a first name

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Popularity of Christian as a last name

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Common last names for Christian

  • Jensen
  • Hansen
  • Nielsen
  • Christensen
  • Miller
  • Petersen
  • Larsen
  • Johnson
  • Schmidt
  • Smith
  • Andersen
  • Nelson
  • Christiansen
  • Peterson
  • Olsen
  • Sorensen
  • Rasmussen
  • Meyer
  • Pedersen

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Christian

The name "Christian" is of English origin, and it means "Follower of Christ". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Chris"tian
Senses
  1. One who believes, or professes or is assumed to believe, in Jesus Christ, and the truth as taught by Him; especially, one whose inward and outward life is conformed to the doctrines of Christ."The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." [Acts xi. 26.]
  2. One born in a Christian country or of Christian parents, and who has not definitely becomes an adherent of an opposing system.
  3. [Eccl]
    1. One of a Christian denomination which rejects human creeds as bases of fellowship, and sectarian names. They are congregational in church government, and baptize by immersion. They are also called Disciples of Christ, and Campbellites.
    2. One of a sect (called Christian Connection) of open-communion immersionists. The Bible is their only authoritative rule of faith and practice.

Note: ☞ In this sense, often pronounced, but not by the members of the sects, krīs"chan.

Etymology: L. christianus, Gr. �; cf. AS. cristen. See Christ

adjective Chris"tian
Senses
  1. Pertaining to Christ or his religion; as, Christian people.
  2. Pertaining to the church; ecclesiastical; as, a Christian court.
  3. Characteristic of Christian people; civilized; kind; kindly; gentle; beneficent."The graceful tact; the Christian art." [Tennyson.]
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination
  2. Following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ
  3. Relating to or characteristic of Christianity ("Christian rites")

Circa 1590, from Latin Christianus, from Ancient Greek Χριστιανός (Khristianós), from Χριστός (Khristós, “Christ, anointed one”) + Latin suffix -anus.

  1. A male given name found in England since the twelfth century.
  2. A female given name of medieval usage, rare today.
  3. A patronymic surname​.
  4. A believer in Christianity.
  5. An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.

Christian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, Old French, and Swedish

Christian Bale

Christian Bale is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1982 to present. Christian was born in 1974 as Christian Charles Philip Bale in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

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Christian Slater

Christian Slater is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1981 to present. Christian was born in 1969 as Christian Michael Leonard Slater in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Christian Serratos

Christian Serratos is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Christian was born in 1990 as Christian Marie Serratos in Pasadena, California, United States.

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Christian Clavier

Christian Clavier is an actor, screenwriter, film director, and film producer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1973 to present. Christian was born in 1952 as Christian Jean-Marie Clavier in Paris, France.

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Christian Kane

Christian Kane is an actor and singer-songwriter with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Christian was born in 1974 in Dallas, Texas.

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Christian Chávez

Christian Chávez is a musician, actor, and singer-songwriter specializing in pop, electropop, rock, and dance music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Christian was born in 1983 as Jose Christian Chavez Garza.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Christian

Christian Louboutin
Christian Mingle
Christian Science Monitor
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Christian Longo
Christian Music
Christian Taylor
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Alternative Meanings

Cis for confident, no doubts here!

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Ris for rich, in the love from others

Iis for intense, your zest of living.

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Tis for tough, for you are not easily broken

Iis for inspire, others seek your guidance.

Ais for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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