christian name

Christian (name)

Christian is a popular first name and surname in Northern Europe. The use of Christian as a personal name derives from its use to describe followers of Christianity. "Christian" can also mean "Christ Believer". Today in Europe—though not the United States—it is almost exclusively used as a male name, but in the 17th and 18th centuries it was a popular female first name in Scotland. Female versions of the name include Christine, Christina, Christiane, Kristen, Kristin, and Kirsten. Holders of the name Christian may go by the nicknames or shortened forms "Chris," "Chrissy", "Xian" or "Kissa" (in Norwegian).

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