Kristin Name Meaning & Origin

Kristin

Pronunciation: KRIS-tin (key)

Origin of the name Kristin:

A cognate of Christine, which is derived from the Latin Christiāna, which is from christiānus, a derivative of the Greek christianos (a Christian, a follower of Christ).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Kristin: | Edit

My name is Kristin and I an 14 years old. People seem to find my name plain and boring, but i love it!
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Personal experiences with the name Kristin: | Edit

Everyone spells your name wrong,no matter what..It's not EN people!Its IN!

My name is a variant of Kristin (not spelled with a K) and I suppose based on what I've read that this is just a bad name for misspellings no matter how you yourself spell it.
It's a totally different name than Kristen. There's Kristen and Kristin(ME!) on my bus and instead of being Kristin N. and Kristen A. we're Josh(me) and Teddy lol

EVERYONE WILL SPELL THIS NAME WRONG NO MATTER WHAT!!!!!!!!!! if you name your daughter kristin she will constantly be embarassed and irritated by spelling errors in her name and you will have to go to the trouble of correcting it on all important documents, like her diploma, drivers license, SS card, etc. It will be mispelled in the newspaper, on programs for school productions, on the Honor Roll list. Such has been the story of my life. Also, for a popular name (i grew up with 3 kristins in my grade at school) no one can pronounce it correctly when they see it written, im called Krista, Christian, Christina, Kirsten, Kristy, Christine over loudspeakers and microphones. My high school principal, who knew me personally and was a friend of my mothers, READ IT WRONG AT MY HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONY!!! That very important of my life was ruined by being called Christine. If you really want to name your baby Kristin, maybe try Kierstan instead.

Nicknames for Kristin: | Edit

Krissy, Kristy, Kristi, Kris

And for you eccentric Kristins, consider trying "Stin."

I am a Kristin who is called Kiki by younger relatives and family, and was called Kist by friends in grade school.

Meanings and history of the name Kristin: | Edit

Kristin is the German/Scandinavian variant of the name Kristen, variant of Christine, variant of Christian, from the Greek word for 'Believer in Christ' or 'Anointed One'

Famous real-life people named Kristin: | Edit

Kristin Scott Thomas, actress
Kristin Davis, actress (Sex and the City)
Kristin Chenoweth, actress
NOT Kristen Stewart, that is the wrong name for here.
Kristin Cavallari - Laguna Beach & The Hills
Kristin Chirico, Buzzfeed employee and Ladylike lady.

Kristin in song, story & screen: | Edit

Kristin Lavransdatter, protagonist of the eponymous novel by Sigrid Undset, which won a Nobel Prize. In 1995, it was made into a film directed by Liv Ullmann.
Kristin Amanda "Kristy" Thomas, protagonist of the Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin
Kristin Baxter, oldest daughter from the show Last Man Standing

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