Christian - boys name

Christian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 95%

Christian name meaning:

The name "Christian" is derived from the Greek word "christianos," meaning "follower of Christ" or "belonging to Christ." As a masculine name, it holds deep religious connotations, specifically associated with Christianity. The name Christian is often given to boys as a way to express their parents' faith and the hope that they will grow up to be devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

In addition to its religious significance, the name Christian carries various traits and characteristics that are often associated with the Christian faith. These may include kindness, compassion, humility, and a strong moral compass. Individuals named Christian may strive to live their lives in accordance with Christian values, seeking to be loving, forgiving, and just.

Furthermore, the name Christian can also symbolize a sense of unity and community among Christians worldwide. It serves as a reminder of the shared beliefs and values that bind believers together. Overall, the name Christian encapsulates both a spiritual identity and a set of virtues that parents may desire for their son.

Origin: English

Follower of Christ.


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Related names

Christian , Chresta, Christan, Christana, Christanne, Christeen, Christeena, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christiaan, Christianos, Christyn, Chrystian, Chrystina, Ciss, Cissie, Cris, Cristen, Cristin, Cristyn, Khristina, Kitt , Kriss, Sissie

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Overall UK ranking: 248 out of 4789

190 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (401)

Historical popularity of Christian

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