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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Christian

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Christian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Christian:

  • Records indicate that 16,816 girls in the United States have been named Christian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1992, when 987 people in the U.S. were given the name Christian. Those people are now 28 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


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      12 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Christian and I LOVE my name!! I haven?t meet any other girls named Christian and I think the name is unique. I love when the teacher calls roll and expects to see a boy and I raise my hand instead. I?ve met so many guys named Christian and I?ve realized it?s not a popular girl name. I?ve been think about naming my daughter Christian, not so she can be named after me but because Christian isn?t a common name for a girl. Christian is an unisex name and I hate when people say it?s a boy name or when people say they dislike their name being Christian. That?s why I want to teach my daughter to LOVE her name, the meaning, the spelling, and most importantly herself." Sep. 6, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Christian, I?m 29 years old and I?ve always liked my name because it is different and unique to females. In all of my years I?ve only met one other woman with my name, but it was spelled with a K. I?ve been called Christine and Christina. When I was a child, other children would say I have a boy name, and as a teenager, people would sing Sister Christian to me. I have never taken offense to it, and I?m not sure how anyone could be offended by something so minuscule. When people ask how I spell my name, I say ?with a C,? or ?like the religion.? Majority of people I?ve met have complimented me for my name saying it is really pretty. I asked my husband what he thought about being with a woman who has a guys name. He laughed and said he never thought about it like that (being a guy name) and that he likes my name and couldn?t imagine my name being something else. I think what also makes my name unique is my last name. I don?t think anyone in the world has my first and last name, which makes it even cooler." Apr. 24, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a woman named Christian, and I have always loved my name. I have been called Christine and Christina throughout the years but it was never difficult to correct. I was also never bullied or made fun of because of my name (although I have got Sister Christian and religion jokes). I do still get mail addressed for a Mr. but it doesn't bother me. I have never went by a nickname, and I never will. My only complaint is people being assuming I'm a man in online correspondence. I do add a Ms. in front of my name in emails." Apr. 19, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name never really bothered me, as I've gotten older I've learned to embrace it. Its strong, unique, and I was able to name my son after me! Not a day goes by that I dont have to defend my name as also a girls name now, but I like being one of a kind. In all honesty it has always seemed more girly, it's so similar to christine, kristen, christina...which I get called all the time...but I answer to all! I love my name and wouldn't change it! My middle name is joy, so I do go by CJ a lot too!" Jun. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hello:) My name is Christian. I'm twenty and I'm an artist. When I was growing up, I used to detest my name. None of the other girls had the name 'Christian.' A lot of them were modern, easy names like Jessica, Hannah, or Brittney. My teachers and the substitute teachers used to get my name wrong. They'd call me Christine, Kristin, or Christina. It always gave me a headache to correct them. If that wasn't enough I had to deal with the pun joke 'are you a Christian, Christian?' or 'let me guess, you're Christian?' Not to include the fact that whenever I was called to the office they'd say 'Christine, please come up.' I mean, Christine was my mom's name and it felt weird every time to be called her. I used to ask my mom why she named me after a religion. But, she said it wasn't that she was naming me after a religion, but, to bestow a name as in of honor in Jesus Christ. Very few have been able to say my name right but when they do it sounds beautiful. Almost exotic like. I'm so happy she didn't name me Linda or Amy or May. Combined with a strange name and rare blue grey eyes, I like it. It gives me more depth and has influenced me to be a kind and compassionate person. I know that Christianity isn't the best religion out there, that it has dark moments and their is some things that we shouldn't be pride in but I do have a hard time convincing others not to judge me for my name but for my personality and characteristics. If anything else left say, I wouldn't tell someone not to name their child a certain name but to just remember names are important. Your name does not define who you are. It is a part of who you are. With the name of Christian I have learned it isn't a popular name but it has taught me that different is good. Being different makes us a rare thing, something a lot have forgotten to see." Feb. 19, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter's name is Christian. Everyone I know loves the name for a girl. She's never said anything about not liking it or kids teasing her." Sep. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is christian Is a U N I S E X name we CAN spell like how you spel "boy" version christian :) Just saying" Nov. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My daughter Christian was born in 1970 and at the time the nurses tried to persuade me to change it to Christiane. She's used Christy all her life and didn't care for the full name until her 30s but came to really appreciate its dignity and meaning and how unusual it was for a girl. Myself, I didn't meet another girl named Christian until about 10 years ago which seems to correspond with the graph above." May. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am having a boy in May, and my partner Christopher and I have decided to name him Christian. I knew one when I was younger, her spelling was Kristian. Either way I like it for both sexes." Jan. 30, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "me myself a girl is named christian i hated the name when i was little and when i have substitutes and when i move to a new place because the little immature boys always say "isn't that a girls name" i hated that but its all cool know" Jun. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "LOVE my son's name always have and it has a beautiful meaning! Can't go wrong with this name" Jan. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "the only thing is that this spelling(Christian)is a boys . A girls spelling is (Christiane). I know as this is my sister's name. Why do many women choose a mans name for their little girls?" Aug. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "Hate - Hate - Hate it. As a girl growing up with the name was a living hell. I would never name a girl Christian. It was actually my great grandfathers name. Why would anyone ever name a girl Christian. I can't stand to hear it said out loud. Its like nails on a chalk board. Its pronounced like the religion - yuck.I can't even stand going to church because of it." Aug. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am a 27 year old female, and I am named Christian. I hated this name growing up, and I hate it even more now. I think it is a males name. I was always made fun of as a little girl. People always call me Kristine or Chris or Christina. Sometimes when I call my utility companies, the representative will tell me I'm lying and I'm not who I am, even if I give my SSN DOB etc. It is never ending. Even my junk mail or political mail comes addressed to MR Christian. Please don't name your daughters Christian, it is a huge headache to deal with." Oct. 1, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "This was actually a girl name to begin with and happily the boys took it over 100 years ago it is used commonly for boys but is not popular for girls." Dec. 18, 2008: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "My sister's name is christian, she added an E to the end to make it christiane, cause she hates it! Everyone just calls her chrissy though:)" Jul. 26, 2010: Report as inappropriate

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