Quick Facts on Kristian
- Greek, Latin, Nordic
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Follower of Christ, anointed
Characteristics of Kristian
- Highly Intuitive
- Spiritual Teacher
- Extremely Bright
Etymology & Historical Origin - Kristian
Kristian is the Scandinavian and Finnish spelling of the classical boy’s name Christian. Christian originated from the Latin word “Christianus” which means, quite apparently, “follower of Christ”. Ultimately, the Latin word for a Christian is derived from the ancient Greek “Christos” from “chrio” meaning “to anoint”. Christós (Christ) was a title given to Jesus of Nazareth by Greek Christians in the first century to signify him as the anointed one by the power of God. The Greek Christós is also a translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah” meaning essentially the same thing (anointed). As a given name, Christian has been in use throughout Europe since the Middle Ages, although it was typically a girl’s name back in medieval times (such as in the German Christianne). Christian eventually became more popular as a masculine name in modern times, and Kristian is the way it’s spelled among the Fins and Scandinavians. The name Kristian is particularly popular in Norway today.
Popularity of the Name Kristian
The spelling of Kristian has only been around on the U.S. male naming charts since 1967. It was obviously riding the popularity wave of Christian which has been a staple choice among baby boys since the latter half of the 20th century. It is doubtful that Kristian was popularized in American by people of Scandinavian or Finnish descent. Rather, the more plausible reason behind Kristian’s recent and moderate success is owed more to different (arguably more unique) spelling alternatives that American parents find so appealing. Regardless, Kristian is a legitimate spelling but native to Nordic countries. Christian is the traditional English spelling; but Americans are not always the hugest fans of tradition, so Kristian offers them another way to render their child’s common name (essentially a way to differentiate the child from the scores of other Christians out there). Christian and his brothers have become fashionable names and are probably bestowed more for stylistic reasons than for notions of religiosity. Still, all of the Chris/Kris names remain respectful options for Christian parents. What better way to demonstrate your belief system that to brand your child a “follower of Christ” from the get-go?
Popularity of the Boy Name Kristian
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Kristian
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Kristian
Kristian We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Kristian.
Popular Songs on Kristian
Kristian - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Kristian.
Famous People Named Kristian
Famous People Named Kristian - Kristian Bush (country musician); Kristian Alfonso (actress); Kristian Pless (Danish tennis player)
Children of Famous People Named Kristian
Famous People Who Named Their Child Kristian - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Kristian.
Kristian - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures
Kristian - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Kristian.
Personality of the Boy Name Kristian
The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.
Variations of the Baby Name - Kristian