Kirsten

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53k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
525
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Kirsten mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Kirsten

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

Wiktionary

From Danish and Norwegian Kirsten.

  1. A female given name.

Kirsten was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Norwegian

Notable Persons Named Kirsten

She has had major accomplishments since 1988. Kirsten was given the name Kirsten Caroline Dunst on April 30th, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, U.S.

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Kirsten Gillibrand is an office holder. Kirsten was born on December 9th, 1966 in Albany, New York, U.S. Kirsten is also known as Gillibrand and Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik.

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Kirsten Powers is a columnist and pundit. Kirsten was born in 1969 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Kirsten was born on November 13th, 1981 in Providence, Rhode Island. Kirsten is also known as Barrett and Katherine.

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Kirsten Vangsness is an actress and writer. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. Kirsten was born on July 7th, 1972 in Pasadena, California.

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Kirsten Storms is an actress and actor. She has been prominent since 1996. Kirsten was given the name Kirsten Renee Storms on April 8th, 1984 in Orlando, Florida.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Kirsten

Gary Kirsten is a cricketer. Gary was born on November 23rd, 1967 in Cape Town.

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Ulf Kirsten is a soccer player for the Dynamo Dresden, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, East Germany national under-21 football team, East Germany national football team, and Germany national football team. Ulf was born on December 4th, 1965 in Riesa.

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Dorothy was born on July 6th, 1910. She died on November 18th, 1992.

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Peter Kirsten is a cricketer. Peter was born on May 14th, 1955 in Pietermaritzburg.

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Benny Kirsten is a soccer player for the Dynamo Dresden, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, SV Waldhof Mannheim, and N.E.C. (football club). Benny was born on June 2nd, 1987 in Riesa.

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Jannes Kirsten is a rugby player. Jannes was born on December 1st, 1993 in Johannesburg.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1937 10 10 0
1938 14 14 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 24 24 0
1941 28 28 0
1942 30 30 0
1943 28 28 0
1944 27 27 0
1945 24 24 0
1946 34 34 0
1947 31 31 0
1948 36 36 0
1949 35 35 0
1950 28 28 0
1951 33 33 0
1952 46 46 0
1953 37 37 0
1954 60 60 0
1955 80 80 0
1956 87 87 0
1957 109 109 0
1958 139 139 0
1959 194 194 0
1960 258 258 0
1961 241 241 0
1962 305 305 0
1963 606 598 8
1964 687 687 0
1965 641 641 0
1966 859 851 8
1967 822 815 7
1968 1,107 1,107 0
1969 1,155 1,155 0
1970 1,046 1,034 12
1971 943 936 7
1972 897 897 0
1973 797 790 7
1974 819 808 11
1975 762 762 0
1976 719 714 5
1977 695 687 8
1978 827 814 13
1979 827 817 10
1980 716 704 12
1981 708 708 0
1982 746 740 6
1983 723 715 8
1984 729 723 6
1985 758 750 8
1986 747 747 0
1987 898 891 7
1988 1,231 1,222 9
1989 1,547 1,537 10
1990 1,879 1,869 10
1991 1,938 1,931 7
1992 1,839 1,832 7
1993 1,546 1,546 0
1994 1,537 1,537 0
1995 1,681 1,681 0
1996 1,778 1,773 5
1997 1,633 1,633 0
1998 1,555 1,547 8
1999 1,533 1,533 0
2000 1,273 1,273 0
2001 1,224 1,224 0
2002 1,126 1,126 0
2003 1,116 1,116 0
2004 1,101 1,089 12
2005 1,002 1,002 0
2006 782 782 0
2007 726 726 0
2008 543 543 0
2009 454 454 0
2010 318 318 0
2011 309 309 0
2012 256 256 0
2013 212 212 0
2014 184 184 0
2015 120 120 0
2016 150 150 0
2017 106 106 0

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Popularity of Kirsten as a first name

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Popularity of Kirsten as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Kirsten U.S.
  White 93.71% 64.26%
  African American 1.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.52% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Kirsten

People with the last name Kirsten are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Kirsten

  • What name lists does Kirsten rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Kirsten? Kirsten is the 968th most popular name of all time. As a last name Kirsten was the 41,426th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Kirsten have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 52,887 babies born with the first name Kirsten in the United States. That's more than enough people named Kirsten to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Kirsten? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Kirsten first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Kirsten is Sunday, December 19th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Kirsten born? The highest recorded use of the first name Kirsten was in 1991 with a total of 1,931 babies. That's a lot of babies named Kirsten!
  • Random Kirsten Factoid: According to the 1975 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Kirsten ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 14 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1975.
  • Weird things about the name Kirsten: Your name in reverse order is Netsrik. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ierstkn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Kirsten? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 525 people with the last name Kirsten.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Kirsten? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Kirsten as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k 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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