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.
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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.
My name is Kirstyn,and I wouldn't change my name. I happen to really love my name,and the spelling isn't used often. I get quite peeved when people mispronounce it. I tell people it's pronounced like (Cursed In) and that is how it is pronounced. People get really confused though because I am a triplet,and my sisters are Kaitlyn and Kristyn. People constantly call me Kristyn,or ask is of there is 2 of us named Kirstyn and the other Kaitlyn,or 2 named Kristyn and then Kaitlyn. NO! It's Kristyn,Kirstyn,Kaitlyn. We have to add our middle names to practically everything,but yet again,that doesn't help,because it's Kaitlyn Marie,Kristyn Ashleigh,and Kirstyn Leigh. Again,the middle names are similar like the first names. Sometimes during a new school year with new teachers,and if me and Kristyn have a class together,during attendance they think they put one name twice,which we explain that there is 2 girls not the same name,and that we're triplets. That is a real conversation starter. But other than that,I love being a triplet,and I love my name.
- 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 Nelson, American actress on the AMAZING show "Psych."
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."