Kirsten Name Meaning & Origin
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).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Kirsten
Kirsty, Kirstie, Kiki, Kir, Kirst, K.
- Meanings and history of the name Kirsten
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.
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Kirsten Nelson, American actress on "Psych"
Kirsten Dunst, American actress
Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian opera singer
Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. senator from New York
Kirsten Vangsness, Actress
Kirsten George, Archer
- Kirsten in song, story & screen
American Girl doll and book: Kirsten Larson
Kirsten Cohen, character on the TV series "The O.C."