Kirsten: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kirsten
Origin of the name Kirsten:
Scandinavian cognate of Christine, derived from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin christiānus which is from the Ecclesiastic Greek christianos (a Christian, a follower of Christ).
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- Comments and insights on the name Kirsten: | Edit
Constantly gets confused with Kristen. If you want to make it definate, consider the name Kiersten.
People often call my friend Kirsten Kirsty, annoys the life out of her. The best one yet was Kirstien
Can be pronounced KER-sten or KEER-sten, and every Kirsten I've met (including myself) is a stickler for their pronunciation.
- Personal experiences with the name Kirsten: | Edit
I've known more Kirstens then anything. They seemed "superior",so far I've yet to like the name.
I know one Kirsten. I don't really like the name. She's called Kirsty though, and that's a lot nicer I think.
My daughter, Kirsten Theodora, was born in 1999. It's a lovely, strong name and suits her nicely. Her sister calls her Kiki. I always got comments on how sweet her name was when she was a baby.
- Nicknames for Kirsten: | Edit
Kirsty, Kirstie, Kiki
- Meanings and history of the name Kirsten: | Edit
Kirsten is the Danish and Norwegian form of the name Christina. In the 20th century, it began to be widely used in the U.S.
- Famous real-life people named Kirsten: | Edit
Kirsten Dunst, American actress
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. senator from New York
Kirsten Vangsness, Actress
- Kirsten in song, story & screen: | Edit
American Girl doll and book: Kirsten Larson
Kirsten Cohen, character on the TV series "The O.C."
Global Popularity of the Name Kirsten
- #139 in Scotland
- #288 in Canada (Alberta)
- #567 in United States