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Kirsten form a book I was studying is a female name. It means the annointed one or one of God.
-- GASJGIRL4LIFE  6/4/2005
Kirsten Larson is the original pioneer-era American Girl doll.
-- Eirena  7/18/2005
Kirsten is a pretty name. It seems though that most girls named Kirsten are brats when they're young. Hopefully the Kirsten I know will turn out pretty cool -- someday.
-- Anonymous User  8/4/2005
My sister's name and she pronounces it KER-stin.
-- Anonymous User  10/23/2005
In my experience, Kirsten is mispronounced quite often. Some people say "Keer-sten" while others say "Kur-sten." So it is very common for a Keer-sten to be called Kur-sten and vice versa. This can be slightly annoying, but I've learned to deal with it. Just as long as no one calls me Kristen (which also happens a lot, and is more annoying than the mispronunciation, because my name is clearly NOT Kristen!).
-- KirstenLeigh1  12/13/2005
Kirsten Dunst is a famous actress.
-- Anonymous User  12/13/2005
In Denmark Kirsten is pronounced as KIER-sten.
-- Charlie1977  1/15/2006
I think Kirsten is a very pretty name, not fadish which makes it even nicer.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
A famous bearer of the name is Kelly Rowan's character, Kirsten Cohen, on The OC.
-- october_bay  5/5/2006
I think that the name Kirsten is quite harsh but it is femimine and can suit lots of people.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2006
I knew of one Kirsten and she pronounced it KUR-stin. Then the other person I met one day her name was Kiersten and pronounced it Keer-sten.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Kirsten here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
I like it pronounced KYER-sten.
-- flipflop1215  12/12/2006
Kirsten is the name that most women in Denmark have. Earlier it was almost overused.
-- elliebeth  1/27/2007
Love this name---and both pronunciations.
-- Sarah Elizabeth  2/3/2007
Name of the moment, I predict the next Jennifer. Shame really. Though personally I know know one Kirsten, and she is lovely. Hollwood names like Kirsten (Dunst) and Keira (Knightly) are rapidly growing in popularity.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2007
Kirsten Flagstad (July 12, 1895-December 7, 1962) was a great 20th century Norwegian opera singer.
-- alberto  6/21/2007
In Norway, where this is also a common name, it can be pronounsed as KEER-sten or as SHEER-sten.
-- tori  6/26/2007
This is my name, and I don't really like it. Either I get compared to Kirsten Dunst, or my name gets mispronounced! [I pronounce it ker-sten, by the way.]
-- Anonymous User  10/1/2007
It's a pretty and cool name despite the meaning. It doesn't sound very nice with the KUR-sten pronunciation, though.
-- slight night shiver  4/26/2008
My name is Kirsten and it is numerously said wrong. A LOT of people say my name wrong like KEER-STEN or they call me Kristen! I feel very strongly against this. I love the name Kirsten though as it is not a common name. Well, I know three people in my whole entire school with the name Kirsten, and one of them is me! This name is not original and is femininely passionate and lovely!
-- Kirt_74  11/28/2008
Kirsten means "Little Follower of the Lord."
-- Kaiserina  12/29/2008
Kirsten Flagstaff was a famous Wagnorian Opera singer who died in 1962.
-- Kaiserina  12/29/2008
I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not at first but it's kind of grown on me. I prefer the pronunciation kur-sten.
-- Saffine Grace  1/5/2009
I think the Kier-sten pronunciation is much prettier. Kur-sten makes me think of "curse".
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2009
My dad is Danish and named me Kirsten and that side of the family pronounces it 'KYEER-sten' (the 'ky' sound like the 'cu' sound in 'cute' almost). Everyone else calls me 'kur-stin' or *cringe* 'kristen'. I prefer it said like kyeersten because I find it to be much less harsh & masculine sounding.
-- Anonymous User  11/6/2009
My name is Kirsten, and mine is a Danish name, pronounced Keersten. I hate being called 'kursten'. It sounds so ugly to me. I love my name though, it is fairly unique, and couldn't imagine being called anything else!
-- Kirsten  12/29/2009
I used to like this name, but every time I say the name it makes my throat hurt! It's almost like it's a tongue twister name!
-- lol_cool  2/24/2010
Years ago I knew a Kirsten who pronounced her name "Share-sten". I thought the name was beautiful and still do. So far on this site I only see one other person who mentions this pronunciation.
-- skycruiser  4/14/2011
I really like it, in any pronunciation. I hate that it's getting popular, and that it's so close to Kristin, but it's still a good, strong name for a girl.
-- Black_X  8/6/2011
My name is Kirsten. I introduce myself as 'CURSE-ten'. If I wanted to be called 'KERs-tin' My name would be Kierstin.
-- Cuss10  2/7/2012
I like this name pronounced both ways I guess, although I have to say I definitely prefer keer-sten. Its much prettier and classier than kur-sten... That kind of sounds like someone mispronouncing Kristen.
-- Anonymous User  1/19/2013
Sound: 5/10
Spelling: 8/10
Uniqueness: 7/10
Overall: 20/30
Result: Average
Just my opinion
~Peace.
-- Gio123  11/12/2013

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