Gender: Feminine
Origin: Finnish

The name is Finnish and can either be considered a contracted form of Kirsten, a diminutive form of Kirsikka (which is Finnish and means “cherry,” or from a Finnish word for frost. It is sometimes used in conjuction with Marja, Kirsi-Marja/Kirsimarja, which also happens to be a Finnish synonym for cherry. Its designated name-day is July 24.