Christensen (surname)

Christensen (surname)

Christensen Danish pronunciation: [ˈkʁɛstn̩sn̩], 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
Norway 6,399 7,022 Statistics Norway

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

Christensen, as a person, may refer to:

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