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Christian - A popular male name



  Nov 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Christian, meaning follower of Christ, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #420. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Christian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Christian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Christian. The baby boy name Christian was given to 9,530 baby boys in 2012, ranking #33 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 172 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Christian peaked in popularity 11 years ago in 2006 on position 21.



Famous with this name

Christian Bale
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Christian Rivest


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Christian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Christian is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #15 - and is the least popular in Vermont at position #120.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Christian is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Christian is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Christian goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 1 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Christian origin and meaning

Christian is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means follower of Christ. To see famous people named Christian, pop culture references for the name Christian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Christian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Christian, sorted by popularity.

Christopher / Cristian / Cristopher / Cristobal / Christophe / Cristofer / Christofer / Christ / Christos / Christoper /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201233
201130
201029
200923
200823
200722
200621
200522
200424
200325
200224
200124
200022
199925
199826
199725
199624
199528
199435
199335
199235
199148
199060
198978
198886
198790
198690
1985101
1984104
1983113
1982114
1981121
1980118
1979120
1978114
1977116
1976112
1975103
1974103
197397
197296
1971122
1970126
1969140
1968151
1967186
1966237
1965280
1964300
1963306
1962309
1961324
1960309
1959323
1958375
1957439
1956379
1955406
1954380
1953383
1952389
1951417
1950426
1949455
1948489
1947512
1946471
1945506
1944579
1943530
1942631
1941557
1940590
1939620
1938662
1937689
1936627
1935695
1934664
1933681
1932696
1931709
1930607
1929630
1928586
1927615
1926659
1925660
1924563
1923595
1922494
1921560
1920536
1919560
1918476
1917463
1916485
1915425
1914439
1913451
1912397
1911416
1910420

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi15
Georgia15
District of Columbia20
Florida20
Louisiana22
South Carolina23
Texas24
Delaware24
Virginia26
New Jersey26
Arizona26
North Carolina28
New York28
Hawaii29
California33
Connecticut33
Maryland35
Nevada36
Rhode Island38
Tennessee43
Illinois44
Alabama44
Oklahoma45
New Mexico48
Massachusetts48
Michigan48
Kansas50
Pennsylvania50
Arkansas51
Kentucky55
Indiana56
North Dakota59
Washington60
Ohio60
Nebraska62
Missouri62
West Virginia63
Wyoming67
Oregon69
Colorado70
Utah73
Alaska74
South Dakota78
Wisconsin79
Montana81
Minnesota86
Iowa87
New Hampshire95
Idaho110
Maine116
Vermont120

Even more about Christian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Christian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Christian?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Christian
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 172
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +9,530

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