Christian – University of Copenhagen

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Christian

How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Christian: 364
Kristian: 141

Meaning

Christian is formed from the Greek/Latin word christianus that means 'christian'.

Popularity

If the forms Christian and Kristian are taken together, the name is the most common boys’ name occurring in Denmark. In more recent times the name reached the top of its popularity curve in the first half of the 1990s and since then its popularity has been decreasing.

Well-known bearers of the name

Christian is, like Frederik, a name borne by kings in Denmark. Prince Christian Valdemar Henri John was born in 2005.