Kristen

Kristen - A very unique female name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Kristen, meaning a Christian, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1942 on position #1791. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Kristen and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Kristen? 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 Kristen. The baby girl name Kristen was given to 382 baby girls in 2012, ranking #655 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 3,700 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Kristen peaked in popularity 37 years ago in 1982 on position 33.



Famous with this name

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Bell
Kristen Wiig


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Kristen is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Kristen is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #142 - and is the least popular in Michigan at position #1,135.

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 Kristen is where you live.


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Kristen origin and meaning

Kristen is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means a Christian. To see famous people named Kristen, pop culture references for the name Kristen and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Kristen

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

Kristin / Kristina / Kristine / Kristi / Krystal / Krista / Kristy / Kirsten / Kristie / Krystle /

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
2012655
2011652
2010584
2009536
2008491
2007431
2006372
2005325
2004263
2003228
2002186
2001163
2000142
1999114
1998103
199782
199670
199565
199455
199361
199253
199148
199042
198936
198836
198742
198641
198538
198438
198337
198233
198138
198039
197962
197862
197772
197673
197560
197445
197358
197285
197187
197082
196996
1968107
1967124
1966148
1965191
1964241
1963293
1962340
1961425
1960414
1959405
1958477
1957562
1956592
1955603
1954646
1953560
1952500
1951640
1950677
1949658
1948656
1947695
1946847
19451043
19441142
19431027
19421791

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska142
Hawaii186
Mississippi303
Georgia478
Kentucky485
Florida526
New York548
South Carolina552
Washington563
California574
New Jersey615
Texas620
Alabama637
Maryland670
Oregon672
North Carolina740
Pennsylvania755
Indiana758
Massachusetts759
Tennessee776
Virginia777
Illinois789
Louisiana848
Arizona922
Ohio971
Missouri1030
Michigan1135

Even more about Kristen


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 Kristen a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Kristen?

2 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
1982
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Kristen
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 3,700
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1942
2012 births +382

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