GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: kris-TEEN-ə (English), kris-TEE-nah (German, Dutch)   [key]
Meaning & History
From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.
Related Names
MASCULINE FORMS: Christian (English), Carsten, Christian (German), Karsten (Low German), Christian, Kristian (Swedish), Christian, Kristian, Christen, Kristen (Norwegian), Christian, Kristian, Christen, Kristen (Danish), Christiaan (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Kistiñe (Basque), Hristina, Kristina (Bulgarian), Kristina, Ina, Tina (Croatian), Kristina, Kristýna (Czech), Kristiina (Estonian), Kristiina, Kirsi, Kirsti, Krista, Stiina, Tiina (Finnish), Christiane, Christine, Christelle (French), Kilikina (Hawaiian), Krisztina (Hungarian), Kristín, Kristjana (Icelandic), Cristiana, Cristina, Tina (Italian), Christiana (Late Roman), Kristiāna, Kristīna, Kristīne (Latvian), Ina, Stien (Limburgish), Kristina (Lithuanian), Hristina, Tina (Macedonian), Krystiana, Krystyna, Krysia (Polish), Cristiana, Cristina (Portuguese), Cristina (Romanian), Kristina (Russian), Cairistìona, Kirstin, Kirsteen, Kirstie, Kirsty (Scottish), Kristina (Serbian), Kristína (Slovak), Kristina, Tina (Slovene), Cristina (Spanish), Khrystyna (Ukrainian), Crystin (Welsh)
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