Christian: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Christian

Christian

Pronunciation: KRIS-tchin (key)

Origin of the name Christian:

Derived from the Latin christiānus (a Christian, a follower of Christ), which is from the Greek christianos (a Christian, a follower of Christ). Short: Chris

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Christian: | Edit

I always found this name odd...It's like naming a child "Jew" or "Bhuddist."

The name Christian is #4 on the list of top 100 cool baby boy names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran

Christian was once a girl's name. Christian Trask was a female resident of Salem, Massachusetts in the 1700s.

My nephew is named Christian and I think it's awful. Amongst other reasons, what if the child doesn't want to be advertising his religion for the rest of his life? I'd never hurt the child by letting them know, but yuck.

Personal experiences with the name Christian: | Edit

My boyfriend's name is Christian, and personally I love the name. It's strong and solid, and it means "Follower of Christ", which is about as meaningful as it gets. I hate it when it is shortened to Chris, but I think "C" is a cute nickname.

My grandpa's name was Christian, Christ for short. My husband and I have Christian and Marshall for our two choices for baby boy names. He or she is due January 20, 2011. I also dislike the nickname Chris... I don't know why though.

Nicknames for Christian: | Edit

Chris, Kit, Ian, C, CJ

Meanings and history of the name Christian: | Edit

Follower of Christ

Famous real-life people named Christian: | Edit

Christian Weston Chandler, LGBT comic book artist
Christian Slater, Actor
Christian Bale, Actor
Christian Dior, fashion designer
Christian "CC" Coma, drummer for the band Black Veil Brides
Christian Ponder, Minnesota Vikings quarterback
Christian Novelli (@touchtheskyfilms)- American internet personality
Christian Collins, Youtuber, Vine Star

Christian in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Christian's Inferno", song by Green Day
Christian Grey, character in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy by E.L. James

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