Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. KREES-TEEN(French)
kris-TEEN(English)
kris-TEE-nə(German, Dutch)
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Meaning & History

French form of Christina, as well as a variant in other languages. It was used by the French author Gaston Leroux for the heroine, Christine Daaé, in his novel The Phantom of the Opera (1910).

This was a popular name in the 20th century (especially the middle decades) in French, German, and English-speaking countries. In the United States Christina has been more common since 1973, though both forms are currently floundering on the charts.

Related Names

Masculine FormsChristian(French) Christian(German) Christian, Kristian(Norwegian) Christian, Kresten, Kristian(Danish) Christian, Kristian(Swedish) 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) Kristine(Georgian) Christina(Greek) 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)

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

France: July 24
Germany: July 24

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Entry updated January 21, 2022