Christensen (surname)

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Christensen Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʁɛsdn̩sn̩], is a Danish (and Norwegian) patronymic surname, literally meaning son of Christen, a sideform of Christian. The spelling variant Kristensen has identical pronunciation. Christensen is the sixth most common name in Denmark, shared by about 2% of the population.[1] In Norway and Sweden the name can also be spelled Christenson or Kristenson.

The numbers of bearers of the surnames Christensen and Kristensen in Denmark and Norway (2007):

Christensen Kristensen source
Denmark 128,168 63,487 Statistics Denmark[2]
Norway 6,399 7,022 Statistics Norway[3]

Immigrants to English-speaking countries sometimes have changed the spelling to Christenson or Kristenson.

List of names[edit]

Christensen, as a person, may refer to:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statistics Denmark Archived October 12, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [1] Archived November 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Statistisk sentralbyrĺ: Namn, namnestatistikk og namnesřk" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-18.