Kristin

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed in the 20th century from Norwegian Kristin, a variant of Christina.

Proper noun[edit]

Kristin

  1. A female given name of mostly American use.
    • 1990, Ed McBain, Vespers, Mandarin (1991), ISBN 0749305967, page 35:
      Kristin Lund looked exactly like her name. Blonde hair and blue eyes, a full tempestuous mouth, and a figure that reminded Hawes of the gently sloping hills of Sweden, where he'd never been.

Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kristin

  1. A female given name, from the Scandinavian variant of Kristiina (Christina).

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kristin

  1. A female given name borrowed from Norwegian.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Christina. First recorded in Norway in the 12th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Kristin

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 17 120 females with the given name Kristin living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Kristin

  1. A female given name, variant of Christina