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Frollein Gladys  7/22/2020
I used to know a girl named Kerstin who pronounced her name Ker-stin. It is a pretty name, even though that is not the German or Swedish pronunciation though that is an Americanized pronunciation and it doesn't quite do it justice.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2019
Also Danish, Norwegian, English

Pronounced: SHEHSH-tin (Swedish, Norwegian), SEWS-dehn (Danish), KU-stin (German), KUR-stin (English)

Meaning: Swedish form and English variant of CHRISTINA.
RHAWK3935  7/21/2019
Kerstin Garefrekes is a German footballer. She plays as a midfielder or striker for 1. FFC Frankfurt. Garefrekes began her career in 1986 at her local football club Grün-Weiß Steinbeck, before joining DJK Arminia Ibbenbüren. In 1998, she moved to the newly founded Bundesliga side FFC Heike Rheine. Garefrekes was relegated to the second division with Heike Rheine in 1999, but achieved immediate promotion back to the Bundesliga the following season. With 26 goals, she won the 2003–04 Bundesliga top-scorer award. During Germany's successful title defence at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, Garefrekes was part of the team's starting line-up in all of the six matches. She scored twice, including the opener in the quarter-final victory against North Korea. Garefrekes again claimed bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics and won the European Championship for a second time in 2009. She has been called up for Germany's 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad. A few months before the start of the World Cup, she scored a hat trick in a friendly match against Nigeria. Following the tournament she retired from international play.
cutenose  2/19/2017
I've always heard this pronounced as SHASH-tin in Swedish.
― Anonymous User  9/22/2009
My middle name is Kerstin. It is pronounced Cher-stinn. My parents would have given it to me as a first name, but they do not like the alternate pronunciation KER-stin. Few people here in the U.S. seem to know about the Swedish pronunciation and it would be annoying to correct everyone all the time.
Jennifer Kerstin  7/10/2009
I lived in Germany for two years and the daughter of my landlady had this name. They pronounced it "kass-TEEN".
― Anonymous User  12/22/2008
Listen to the German pronunciation of Kerstin here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
For me it is a very special but very beautiful name. I think when your name is Kerstin you can be very happy.

Pronunciation: Kerschtin.
― Anonymous User  4/13/2006
My sister is called Kerstin and in Germany it's pronounced Kare-steen. We live in England now and they spell it Kirsten here and they prounounce it kur-sten.
mellimoon  2/23/2006
My name is Kerstin and I am German so I know how it is pronounced. (Kare-Stin) is how it is pronounced. The "e" is a sharp "a" sound as in Care or Air, etc. My relatives from Germany have never called me "Chairstin" and if they did then they are messed up.
deNile  10/21/2005
It is pronounced with a soft K, not as in Kristin. More like "Cher-stinn" or "Chair-stinn".
Ylva  6/4/2005
The first pronunciation guide, given by Ylva, gives the SWEDISH
pronunciation of Kerstin -- which is every bit as valid as the
tantbanan  1/29/2006

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