Gender Feminine
Scripts Χριστίνα(Greek)
Pronounced Pron. kris-TEE-nə(English)
kris-TEE-na(German, Swedish, Dutch)
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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.

In the English-speaking world the form Christine was more popular for most of the 20th century, though Christina eventually overtook it. Famous bearers include actress Christina Ricci (1980-) and singer Christina Aguilera (1980-).

Related Names

Masculine FormsChristian(English) Christian(German) Christian, Kristian(Swedish) Christian, Kristian(Norwegian) Christian, Kresten, Kristian(Danish) Christiaan(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesKistiñe(Basque) Hristina, Kristina(Bulgarian) Cristina(Catalan) Kristina, Tina(Croatian) Kristýna, Kristina(Czech) Kristiina, Kristina, Kersti, Krista, Kristel, Kristi, Kristin, Tiina(Estonian) Kristina(Faroese) Kristiina, Iina, Kirsi, Kirsti, Krista, Stiina, Tiina(Finnish) Christiane, Christine, Christel, Christèle, Christelle, Christianne, Chrystelle(French) Kristine(Georgian) Kilikina(Hawaiian) Krisztina(Hungarian) Kristín, Kristjana(Icelandic) Cristiana, Cristina, Tina(Italian) Christiana(Late Roman) Kristiāna, Kristīna, Kristīne, Ina, Krista(Latvian) Ina(Limburgish) Kristina(Lithuanian) Hristina, Tina(Macedonian) Krystyna, Krysia, Krystiana(Polish) Cristiana, Cristina(Portuguese) Cristiana, Cristina(Romanian) Kristina(Russian) Kirsteen, Kirstin, Kirstie, Kirsty(Scottish) Cairistìona, Ciorstaidh(Scottish Gaelic) Hristina, Kristina(Serbian) Kristína(Slovak) Kristina, Ina, Inja, Tina, Tinkara(Slovene) Cristina(Spanish) Khrystyna(Ukrainian) Cristyn(Welsh)

Images

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

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Denmark: July 24
Greece: July 24
Greece: December 25

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Entry updated April 5, 2022