Christian

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Danish Old Danish
Denmark Danish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Faroe Islands Faroese
Iceland Icelandic
Greenland Greenlandic

Origin and Meaning

Short form (German) of Christianus [1] [2] [3] [4]

Related Names

Christian
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Old Danish Old Norse Swedish
Cristian
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Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Kristan
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Finish Norwegian Swedish
Kristian
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Kristiaani
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Finish
Kristian
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Danish Faroese Finish Greenlandic Icelandic Norwegian Swedish
Kristiarn
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Old Danish
Kristinn
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Icelandic
Kristjan
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Swedish
Kristján
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Icelandic
Krystian
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See also:
Variant forms forms: Chrestian, Chrisander, Christen, Christiern, Karistiât, Karsten, Ristian
Female forms: Christina, Christiana
Short forms: Chris, Kit, Kren, Kristo, Ripa

Patronyms (male)

Christianinpoika Finland
Christiansen Denmark Norway
Christianson Norway Sweden
Christianssen Norway
Christiansson Faroe Islands Iceland Norway Sweden
Christianssøn Norway
Christiansøn Norway

Patronyms (female)

Christiandatter Norway
Christianintytär Finland
Christiansdatter Denmark Norway
Christiansdotter Norway Sweden
Christiansdóttir Faroe Islands Iceland

Combinations

For combinations see KRIST (name element)

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Christian
Genitive: Christians
Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Christian
Accusative: Christian
Dative: Christiani
Genitive: Christians
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Christian
Genitive: Christianin
Partitive: Christiania
Iceland - Icelandic
Nominative: Christian
Accusative: Christian
Dative: Christian
Genitive: Christians
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Christian
Genitive: Christians
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Christian
Genitive: Christians

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

  • Denmark: 12th century [2]
  • Norway: 14th century [5]
  • Iceland: Officially accepted as a given name on 11 March 2004 and confirmed on 8 July 2009 [6]

Strongest Period of Usage

Predominant Regional Usage

Namesakes

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Denmark Denmark[7]
0 n.a. 37593 n.a.
Sweden Sweden[8]
5 8 19443 38258
Norway Norway[9]
4 n.a. 13786 n.a.
Finland Finland[10]
n.a. 5 n.a. 12307
  #: 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.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Christian(m) Sources: [8][7][9][10]

Top List Ranking

Name top list ranking for Christian(m) Sources: [11]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Christian(m)

Sources: [8] [7] [9] [10]

References

  1. Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eva Villarsen Meldgaard: Den store navnebog (2004)
  3. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  6. Mannanafnaskrá at island.is, http://www.island.is
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  11. details see Name Statistic tables