Kyrsten Name Meaning & Origin

Kyrsten

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I also have the name Kyrsten and it's always pronounced wrong. I'm of norwegian descent where it's often spelled Kjrsten because the "j" makes a "y" sound. My parents named me with a "y" to try to help with the pronounciation, but it hasn't quite worked. I do love my name though because it is so unique and has a great story behind it.

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People often spell my name incorrectly and have a hard time saying/reading it. It's annoying, but after living with that name all my life I'm used to it. But I really like me name because I've never met anyone named Kyrsten besides me and it makes me feel special. Haha.

Me too... Kirsten, Kristen, Kristin, Kirstan... everything else. :-) But like yeah, I like it, that's what I'm used to and it doesn't annoy me anymore. Just surprises me when someone spells/pronounces it correctly! Never met another Kyrsten either!

My great-grandmother gave me this name. She was born outside of Stockholm during the late 1800s and moved to the US when she was in her 20s. She explained the origin, spelling ("Kyrsten" or "Kersten"), and pronunciation (the Swedish "sh" sound for the K) to my father, who loved it. However, since it was already so unique, they decided to stick with the hard "k" sound to make it easier on everybody. ;-) I had a friend in college who spelled it Kersten and did actually pronounce the K with an "sh" sound.

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Hi well my name is Kyrsten and my parents say that they originally thought they'd call me "Kyrstie".
-Hope that helps

My family calls me "Kyrs", "Kyrssy", or "Kyrstie", depending on who is speaking!

I'm a Kyrstie too. :-)

-HI! My names Kyrsten! A lot of my family either call me Kyrs or Kyrst, kyrsty or since my middle name is Leigh (pronunced Lee) they also call me Kyrsty Leigh! =D

Meanings and history of the name Kyrsten: | Edit

-KYRSTEN

GENDER: Feminine

PRONUNCIATION: "Keer-sten", or the Swedish "Share-sten" (the "K" is traditionally pronounced as an "sh" sound in this case)

USAGE: Scandinavian (old Swedish/Norwegian)

Variant of Christian

Other variations include: Kirsten, Kersten, Kiersten, Kjersten

-KIRSTEN
Gender: Feminine

Usage: Danish, Norwegian, American

Danish and Norwegian form of CHRISTINA, American variation of Scandinavian KYRSTEN.

-CHRISTINA
Gender: Feminine

Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Pronounced: kris-TEEN-ə (English), kris-TEE-nah (German, Dutch) key

From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.

-CHRISTIAN
Gender: Masculine

Usage: English, French, German, Scandinavian

Pronounced: KRIS-chən (English), KRISH-chən (English), krees-TYAWN (French), kris-TEE-ahn (German) key

From the Medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

-CHRISTOS
Gender: Masculine

Usage: Theology

Means "anointed", derived from Greek χριω (chrio) "to anoint". This was a name applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. It is a translation of the Hebrew word מָשִׁיחַ (mashiyach), commonly spelled in English messiah, which also means "anointed".

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Kyrsten Dior, singer (real name Kyrsten Pourchelle)

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My name is Kyrsten (Cursed-ten)
My parents call me Kyrstie or Kyrt
I was named after the daughter from Hellraiser
I have met tons of Kristen/Kirstin/Kersten/ but never anyone with my exact spelling.
I kind of wish all "kyrsten's" could meet because we are so unique :)

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