|Word/name||Christ or cross(in Bulgarian, Macedonian and Russian)Kristian Kristian|
Kristian is a name in several languages, and is a form of Christian.
Meaning in different languages
In some languages people with the name are sometimes named after the cross, not after Christ. The word cross in Bulgarian, Macedonian, Serbian is kr'st and in Russian is krest, in some cases pronounced krist. In contrast Christ in these Slavic languages is called Hristos, which confuses to which of both nouns the name sounds more similar. The name may have a third meaning in Bulgarian and Macedonian, in which the word kr'sten means baptized and has the same as the word for cross.[clarification needed]
Though sounding similar, the words cross and Christian have different roots, Christian derives from the Koine Greek word Christós, possibly ultimately derived from the Egyptian kheru, "word" or "voice", used to replace the Biblical Hebrew term mashiach, "anointed". On the other the hand the Slavic and the English word for cross comes from the Latin word crux (cruci) "stake" which is perhaps of Phoenician or Punic (Phoenicio-Carthaginian) origin. It may come from the Latin word crio, "to torment".
- Kristián (Czech, Slovak)
- Kristijan (Bosnian)
- Kristian (Estonian, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Croatian or Swedish)
- Kristjan (Estonian, Faroese, Slovenian)
- Kristian, Kristi, Kristo (Albanian)
- Kristján (Icelandic)
- Kristijan Croatian
- Kristiāns (Latvian)
- Kristijonas (Lithuanian)
- Krystian (Polish)
- Krisztián, Keresztény, for the Danish kings Keresztély (Hungarian)
- Крістіан, Християн, (Kristian, Hristiyan) (Ukrainian)
- Христиан, Hristian (Serbian)
- Кристијан or Христијан (Kristijan or Hristijan) (Macedonian)
- Кристиян, Кристиан, Христо or Християн (Kristiyan, Kristian, Hristo or Hristiyan) (Bulgarian)
- ख्रीष्टियन (Khrīṣṭiyana) (Nepali)
- ಕ್ರಿಶ್ಚಿಯನ್ (Kriściyan) (Kannada)
- క్రిస్టియన్(Krisṭiyan) (Telugu)
- கிரிஸ்துவர் (Kiristuvar) (Tamil)
- คริสเตียน (Khris̄teīyn) (Thai)
Males with the given name Kristian
- Kristian Digby (1977-2010), British television presenter and director
- Kristian Doolittle (born 1997), American basketball player for Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Premier League
- Kristian Fulton (born 1998), American football player
- Kristian Jensen (born 1971), Danish politician
- Kristian Gestrin (1929–1990), Finnish judge and politician
- Kristian Hansen Kofoed (1879–1951), Danish civil servant and politician
- Kristian Løken (1884–1961), Norwegian army officer
- Kristian Roebuck (born 1981), English badminton player
- Kristian Rogers (born 1980), English footballer
- Kristian Vikernes (born 1973) Norwegian musician and murderer
- Kristian Welch (born 1998), American football player
- Kristian Wilkerson (born 1997), American football player
- Kristian Kostov (born 2000), Bulgarian-Russian singer
- David Kristian (born 1967), Canadian musician
- Giles Kristian (born 1975), British author
- Marty Kristian (born 1947), German-Australian singer
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- "Christ | Origin and meaning of the name christ by Online Etymology Dictionary".
- "Cross | Origin and meaning of cross by Online Etymology Dictionary".
- Crux[permanent dead link]
- Ogechukwu, Nwaocha Mind (17 July 2010). The Secret Behind the Cross and Crucifix. ISBN 9781608608508.