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krister

DIMINUTIVE OF:
kristian
FORM OF:
christer, christiern
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎-TOS > KHRīSTóS > KHRISTIANóS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -TOS ‎(-τος) KHRīSTóS ‎(χρῑστός) KHRISTIANóS ‎(Χριστιανός)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Latin “Christianus”, meaning "Christian, follower of Christ". The term “Christ” was applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians. In turn the name derives from the Ancient Greek “khrī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -tos ‎(-τος) khrīstós ‎(χρῑστός)", meaning “Messiah or Christ, an epithet of Jesus of Nazareth, to be rubbed on, used as ointment or salve" (Hebrew translation of “Māšîaḥ”, commonly spelled in English “messiah” (Arabic: al-Masīḥ), which also means "anointed”. Messiah is used as a title for Jesus in the New Testament. Christian in the 17th and 18th centuries was a popular female first name in Scotland. 1) Christian I (1426–1481) was a Danish monarch of the Oldenburg dynasty, King of Denmark. 2) Christian II (1481–1559) reigned as King of Denmark and Norway from 1513 until 1523 and of Sweden from 1520 until 1521. 2) Saint Christian was Bishop and brother of St. Malachy of Armagh. His Celtic name was Croistan O'Morgair. In 1126, Christian was named the bishop of Clogher, in Ireland.
KEYWORDS:
RELIGION (SAINTS) / RELIGION (BISHOPS)

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • finnishfinnish
  • icelandicicelandic
  • norwegiannorwegian
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, christen, kresten, kristen, krystian, cristian, kristjan, Chrestian, Krestian, Christiern, Kristiern, Kartin
finnish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, krystian, cristian, kristiaani, kristjan, risjaan, risjaani, ristiaan, ristiaani, ristian, ristjan
icelandic
christian, kristian, kristinn, kristján
norwegian
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, christen, kristen, krystian, cristian, kristjan, Kristiern
swedish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, krystian, cristian, kristjan, Christiern, Kristiern, Kasten
FEMININE
danish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kirsten, kristin, chrestina, chrestine, christinna, cristine, krestina, krestine, kristinna, kjersten, kjesten, kersti, stinna, stinne, Kjærsti, Kierstine, Kjerstine, Kjestine, Kerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianna, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
finnish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, krystyna, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kristiina, ristiina, ristiinä, ristina, ristinä, kersti, stiina, Kristiana, Kirstine, Christianne
icelandic
christina, christine, kirsten, kristin, kristín, stína, Kristíana, Kristjana, Kristíanna
norwegian
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kiersten, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kerste, kersti, stinken, Kjerstina, Kjerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
swedish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kiersten, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kristiina, kristinna, cherstin, kersta, kerste, kersten, kersti, kärsti, stinne, Kierstin, Cerstin, Kerstina, Kerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianna, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
christer, christie, stinus
finnish
christer, Kristan, Crister
norwegian
christer, stinus, stines, Kristan, Crister
swedish
christer, christi, christie, stinus, Kristan, Crister, Krester

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
bulgarian
kristian, kristiyan, khristiyan
catalan
Cristià
croatian
kristijan
czech
Křišťan
dutch
christiaan, christijn
english
christian, kristen
estonian
kristjan
faroese
christian, kristian, kristjan, Karstin, Kartni, Kartin
french
christian, chrÉtien
galician
cristian
georgian
k’ristian
german
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian
greenlandic
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, Karistiaat, Kajistiaat, Kalistiaat
hungarian - magyar
krisztiÁn
irish
Croistan
italian
christian, cristiano, cristian, cristino
latin
christianus
latvian
krišjānis, Kristers, Kristiāns
lithuanian
kristijonas
macedonian
kristijan, hristijan
old danish
christian, carsten, karsten, Christiern
old norse
christian
old swedish
carsten, karsten, Christiern, Kasten
polish
krystian
portuguese
cristiano
romanian
cristian
serbian
kristijan
slovene
kristijan, kristjan, Krstan
spanish
cristiÁn
ukrainian
kristian, khrystyyan

Geographical spread (only living languages)

Popularity & Ranking

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Numerological Values:
1

The number 1 is associated with leadership and independence. People with this name-number demonstrate great inner strength and have much potential for financial success and other accomplishments in life. These individuals are believed to make good use of their inborn talents and leadership abilities to influence and lead people.

Chakra Number:
1: The number of the Root Chakra "Muladhara"

The first of the seven energy centers, Muladhara is also the most dense of them all. The main color of this chakra is red which is also the most dense color of all. Learn about the meaning of red chakra color and discover the less known second color found at the centre of muladhara.

Color meaning:

The color red is a warm and positive color associated with our most physical needs and our will to survive. It exudes a strong and powerful masculine energy. Red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It is also strong-willed and can give confidence to those who are shy or lacking in will power.

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