First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Kirstein

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  • According to a user from Germany, the name Kirstein is of German origin and means "Best possible outcome; Unique and better than everyone else".

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Alt. Meaning

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

I is for inventor, how many things will you create?

R is for relax, you know how!

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

I is for innovator, always improving

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirstein

Lincoln Kirstein is a new york city ballet. His military service ended in 1943.


Roland was born on August 10th, 1965 in Bremen.


George Kirstein was a publisher and business executive. He was most prominent from 1938 to 1971. George was given the name George G. Kirstein on December 10th, 1909. George is also known as Kirstein and George G.. He breathed his last breath on April 3rd, 1986.


Chiara Kirstein is an athlete for the FCR 2001 Duisburg.


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Popularity of Kirstein as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirstein U.S.
  White 94.60% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.35% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirstein

People with the last name Kirstein are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kirstein

  • How Popular is the name Kirstein? Kirstein is the 42,641st most popular name of all time. As a last name Kirstein was the 28,100th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kirstein have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 68 babies born with the first name Kirstein in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kirstein to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kirstein? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Kirstein born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kirstein was in 2001 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Kirstein: Your name in reverse order is Nietsrik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eiknirts. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirstein? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 852 people with the last name Kirstein.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirstein? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kirstein as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k 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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