Karsten

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3k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karsten

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

Notable Persons Named Karsten

Karsten was born on July 14th, 1967 in Marl, Germany.

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Karsten Solheim was an engineer, inventor, and executive. Karsten was born on September 15th, 1911 in Bergen. He died on February 16th, 2000.

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Karsten Whitson is a baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. Karsten was born on August 25th, 1991 in Chipley, Florida.

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Karsten Tadda is a basketball player for the Gießen 46ers and Brose Baskets in the Basketball Bundesliga and Eurocup Basketball. He has been prominent since 2007. Karsten was born on November 2nd, 1988 in Bamberg.

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Karsten Müller is a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Karsten was born Karsten Müller on November 23rd, 1970 in Hamburg.

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Karsten was born on February 28th, 1996.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Karsten

Thomas was born on April 22nd, 1884. He passed away in 1945.

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Gunther was born on September 23rd, 1961.

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Frank was born on January 7th, 1913 in San Antonio. Frank is also known as Karsten, Frank M.; Karsten, and Frank. He left this life on May 14th, 1992.

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Elke was born on May 15th, 1995.

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Ludvig Karsten was a in the field of painting. Ludvig was born on May 8th, 1876 in Christiania, Norway. He passed away on October 19th, 1926.

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Sophie was born on September 3rd, 1783. She died on February 25th, 1862.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1950 6 0 6
1954 5 0 5
1958 7 0 7
1960 13 0 13
1962 5 0 5
1964 8 0 8
1965 10 0 10
1966 11 0 11
1967 13 0 13
1968 11 0 11
1969 24 0 24
1970 37 0 37
1971 29 0 29
1972 29 5 24
1973 26 0 26
1974 25 0 25
1975 25 0 25
1976 34 0 34
1977 25 0 25
1978 34 0 34
1979 23 0 23
1980 20 0 20
1981 24 0 24
1982 18 0 18
1983 14 0 14
1984 13 0 13
1985 16 0 16
1986 29 0 29
1987 19 0 19
1988 34 0 34
1989 29 5 24
1990 32 0 32
1991 44 0 44
1992 47 5 42
1993 33 0 33
1994 52 6 46
1995 79 10 69
1996 59 8 51
1997 64 13 51
1998 63 0 63
1999 76 9 67
2000 103 5 98
2001 107 0 107
2002 91 7 84
2003 109 12 97
2004 127 12 115
2005 121 6 115
2006 139 8 131
2007 130 5 125
2008 117 9 108
2009 112 8 104
2010 140 5 135
2011 120 7 113
2012 114 5 109
2013 107 7 100
2014 86 0 86
2015 70 0 70
2016 76 0 76

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Popularity of Karsten as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Karsten U.S.
  White 94.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.07% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.48% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.90% 16.26%

Of Last Name Karsten

People with the last name Karsten are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Karsten

  • How Popular is the name Karsten? Karsten is the 5,111th most popular name of all time. As a last name Karsten was the 11,919th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Karsten have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,034 babies born with the first name Karsten in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karsten to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karsten? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1950 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Karsten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karsten is Tuesday, February 22nd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Karsten born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karsten was in 2010 with a total of 135 babies.
  • Random Karsten Factoid: According to the 2008 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karsten is not a popular baby boy's name in Colorado. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Colorado have the same name as you in 2008.
  • Weird things about the name Karsten: Your name in reverse order is Netsrak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Restank. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Karsten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,627 people with the last name Karsten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Karsten? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Karsten as their last name since less than 1 person in 112k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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