Christensen Danish pronunciation: , is a [ˈkʁɛstn̩sn̩] 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. In Norway and [1 ] 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 ]
English-speaking countries sometimes have changed the spelling to Christenson or Kristenson. Christensen, as a person, may refer to: Alex Christensen (born 1967), German musician Anita Christensen (born 1971), Danish professional boxer Bekim Christensen (born 1973), Danish cycle racer Benjamin Christensen (1879–1959), Danish actor and director Bent Christensen Arensøe (born 1967), Danish football player Bo Christensen (born 1937), Danish film producer Bruce Christensen (born 1948), American baseball player Carina Christensen (born 1972), Danish politician Carl Frederik Albert Christensen (1872–1942), Danish botanist Carl Christian Anton Christensen (1831–1912), Danish-American artist Carl Peter Hermann Christensen (1869–1936), last executioner in office for the government of Denmark Carlos Hugo Christensen (1914–1999), Argentina film director and producer Casper Christensen (born 1968), Danish comedian Charlie Christensen (born 1958), Swedish cartoonist, best known for the strip Arne Anka Christen Christensen (politician) (1826–1900), Norwegian military officer and politician Christen Christensen (shipowner) (1845–1923), Norwegian ship owner Clayton M. Christensen (born 1952), American academic Conrad Christensen (1882–1951), Norwegian Olympic gymnast Corine Christensen (1955–1986), American murder victim Cuckoo Christensen, born Walter Niels Christensen (1889–1984), American baseball player Dan Christensen (1942–2007), American artist Diana Christensen, fictional character in the film (1976) Network Don R. Christensen (1916–2006), American animator and cartoonist Donna Christian-Christensen (born 1945), U. S. Virgin Islands physician, journalist and politician Eigil Friis-Christensen, Danish physicist Else Christensen (1913–2005), Danish paganist Emil Christensen (born 1984), Swedish computer game player Eric Christensen (1923-1990), Secretary General and Head of The Civil Service, The Republic of the Gambia Erik Christensen (born 1983), Canadian ice hockey player Erik Christensen (snowboarder), a professional snowboarder who was born in Holladay, Utah Erika Christensen (born 1982), American actress Flemming Christensen (born 1958), Danish football player Frank Christensen (1910–2001), American businessman and college athlete Frank J. Christensen (born 1961), American Labor Leader Fred J. Christensen (1921–2006), American fighter pilot and Air Force officer George Christensen (1909–1968), American football player Harold Christensen (1904–1989), American ballet personality Hayden Christensen (born 1981), Canadian actor Heather Christensen (born 1979), American model Helena Christensen (born 1968), Danish supermodel Hjalmar Christensen (1869–1925), Norwegian writer Inger Christensen (born 1935), Danish writer Ione Christensen (born 1933), Canadian politician J. C. Christensen (1856–1930), Danish politician James C. Christensen (born 1942), American artist Jesper Christensen (born 1948), Danish actor Jesper Bøje Christensen (born 1944), Danish musician John Christensen (born 1948), New Zealand field hockey player Jon Christensen (born 1943), Norwegian jazz musician Jon Lynn Christensen (born 1963), American businessman and politician Jørn Christensen (born 1959), Norwegian music figure Julie Christensen, American singer Julie Christensen, fictional character in the film (2006) Final Destination 3 Kayte Christensen (born 1980), American basketball player Kerry Christensen (born 1954), American yodeler Kim Christensen (born 1979), Danish football player Kim Christensen (born 1980), Danish football player L. Royal Christensen (1914-1997), Lasker Award-winning American microbiologist Lars Christensen, Norwegian shipowner and whaling magnate Lars Lindberg Christensen, Danish academic Lars Saabye Christensen (born 1953), Norwegian author LaVar Christensen, American politician Leif Christensen (1950–1988), Danish musician Lew Christensen (1909–1984), American ballet personality Martin Christensen (born 1987), Danish football player McKay Christensen (born 1975), American baseball player Morten Christensen (tennis) (born 1955), Danish tennis player Morten Stig Christensen (born 1958), Danish handball player and sports broadcaster Mose Christensen (1871–1920), American musician Niels Christensen (1855–1952), Danish-American inventor Parley Parker Christensen (1869–1954), American politician Pernille Fischer Christensen (born 1969), Danish film director Peter Christensen (born 1975), Danish politician Phil Christensen, American geologist Ole Christensen (born 1955), Danish politician Ove Christensen (born 1950), Danish football coach Raymond T. Christensen (born 1961), Corporal, United States Marines Corps Søren Christensen (born 1986), Danish football player Søren Peter Christensen (1884–1927), Danish Olympic gymnast Steen Christensen (born 1964), Danish criminal Theodor Christensen (1905–1988), Schutzstaffel official Thomas Guldborg Christensen (born 1984), Danish football player Tim Christensen (born 1974), Danish musician Todd Christensen (born 1956), American football player and sports broadcaster Tonja Christensen (born 1971), American model Tom Christensen, Canadian politician Ute Christensen (born 1955), German actress Villy Christensen, Canadian fisheries scientist Ward Christensen, founder of the first online bulletin board system Willam Christensen (1902–2001), American ballet personality See also [edit ] References [edit ]