Christen

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Male Male Name

Usage

Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Sweden Swedish

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Origin and Meaning

Nordic short form of Christian [1] [2] [3]

Related Names

Chresten
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Danish Swedish
Christen
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Danish Norwegian Swedish
Christenn
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Danish
Kresten
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Danish Greenlandic Norwegian Swedish
Kristen
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Kristene
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Greenlandic
Kristeni
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Greenlandic
Kristens
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Icelandic
Kristinn
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Danish Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Kræsten
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Danish

See also Karistat, Kale

Patronyms [What's That?]

Male

Christensen Denmark Norway
Christenson Norway Sweden
Christensson Norway Sweden

Female

Christensdatter Denmark Norway
Christensdotter Sweden

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

  • Christen Mikkelsen Kold (29 March 1816 — 6 April 1870), Danish teacher, notable for creating the Danish high-school system

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[6]
643
n.a.
1
n.a.
642
n.a.
Norway Norway[7]
208
n.a.
0
n.a.
208
n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
27 102 8 13 19 89
Finland Finland[9]
n.a.
18 0 0
n.a.
18
Greenland Greenland[10]
0 6
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Swedish Regional Distribution

Regional distribution of Christen (m) in Sweden in the year 1880. Swedish Regional Distribution for Christen (m)


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Navnemode og modenavne (1993)
  5. © Nordic Names (Swedish Statistics - Regional Distribution)
  6. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  7. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  8. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  10. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/