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Christian Meaning


What does Christian mean?

The name Christian is of Greek and Latin origin.

The meaning of Christian is "a Christian".

Christian is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Chris-ti-an.

The Given Name Christian

Christian is the anglicized form of the Latin name Christianus which ultimately derives from the GreekChristos .

The name dates back to medieval times when it was used as a name for both boys abd girls.

As a form of piety, the name was borne by 10 kings of Denmark.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Christian B. Anfinsen, and Christian Bale.

Christian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 55 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,509 occurrences. It ranked 2,229 in baby name popularity for girls with 82 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 52 in baby name popularity for boys with 6,996 occurrences. It ranked 2,111 in baby name popularity for girls with 91 occurrences.

Want to see how Christian sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Christian Name Popularity Page.

Christian Related Names

Christian is a form of Christianus.

Variants of the name Christian include Christion, Khristian.

The names Carsten, Christer, Christiaan, Christiana, Christiansen, Christianus, Christien, Cristian, Cristiano, Karsten, Karston, Kristian, Kristijan, Krystian, Krystiyan, Krystyn are all forms of Christian.

Famous Christians

  • Christian ~ Saint
  • Christian B. Anfinsen ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1972
  • Christian Bale ~ Actor
  • Christian Covington ~ Football Player
  • Christian de Duve ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1974
  • Christian Frederick ~ Norwegian King (1814)
  • Christian I ~ Danish King (1448-1481), Norwegian King (1450-1481)
  • Christian II ~ Danish King (1513-1523), Norwegian King (1513-1523)
  • Christian III ~ Danish King (1534-1559), Norwegian King (1537-1559)
  • Christian IV ~ Danish King (1588-1648), Norwegian King (1588-1648)
  • Christian IX ~ Danish King (1863-1906)
  • Christian Kane ~ Actor
  • Christian Lous Lange ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1921
  • Christian O'Conarchy ~ Saint
  • Christian Sharps ~ Business Mogul, Scientist
  • Christian Steinmetz ~ Basketball Player
  • Christian V ~ Norwegian King (1670-1699), Danish King (1670-1699)
  • Christian VI ~ Norwegian King (1730-1746), Danish King (1730-1746)
  • Christian VII ~ Danish King (1766-1808), Norwegian King (1766-1808)
  • Christian VIII ~ Danish King (1839-1848)
  • Christian Wulff ~ German President (2010-2012)
  • Christian X ~ Danish King (1912-1947)

Christian Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Christian.

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Christian Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Christian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Christian.

Just for fun, see the name Christian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Christian in Nautical Flags page.