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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΧριστινα Greek
PronouncedPron.kris-TEE-nə English
kris-TEE-na German
kris-TEE-nah SwedishDutch
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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.
Masculine FormsChristian English Christian German Christian, Kristian Swedish Christian, Karsten, Kristian Norwegian Carsten, Christian, Karsten, Kresten, Kristian Danish Christiaan Dutch
Other Languages & CulturesKistiñe Basque Hristina, Kristina Bulgarian Kristina, Tina Croatian Kristina, Kristýna Czech Kristiina Estonian Kristina Faroese Kristiina, Iina, Kirsi, Kirsti, Krista, Stiina, Tiina Finnish Christiane, Christine, Christel, 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 Krystyna, Krysia, Krystiana Polish Cristiana, Cristina Portuguese Cristina Romanian Kristina Russian Cairistìona, Kirstin, Kirsteen, Kirstie, Kirsty Scottish Hristina, Kristina Serbian Kristína Slovak Kristina, Tina Slovene Cristina Spanish Khrystyna Ukrainian Crystin Welsh

Images

Portrait of Christina of Sweden by Sébastien BourdonPortrait of Christina of Sweden by Sébastien Bourdon

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Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute