[ 3 syll. (c)hris-ti-na, ch-rist-ina ] The baby girl name Christina is pronounced in English as KRihS-TIYN-ah or in Dutch and German as KRihS-TIY-Naa †. Christina is of Latin origin. It is used mainly in Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian. The name Christina means 'Christian woman'. Christina first developed as a simplified form of Christiana (Latin), the feminine of Christianus from the elements christianus and christos (meaning 'sanctified, anointed'). It could also have developed as a Latinized form of Christin (Middle English) from the Old English christen. Christina in turn gave rise to the name Christine. Both of these names were first adopted by English speakers in the 17th century, but they came into regular use only by the end of the 19th century. The name Christine has until recently been much associated with Scotland. Christina is the feminine equivalent of the English, French, German, and Scandinavian Christian.
Christina is a widely used name; it has 221 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Cairistiona, Carsten, Chrina, Chrisa, Chrisie, Chrissee, Chrisstine, Christabel, Christabell, Christabella, Christahel, Christahella, Christain, Christalene, Christalin, Christaline, Christall, Christalyn, Christana, Christann, Christanna, Christanne, Christeen, Christeina, Christella, Christene, Christi-Ann, Christi-Anne, Christia, and Christian. Other English forms include the shortenings Chris (used in German too), Christa (used in German, and Scandinavian too), Christan, Christen, Christi, Christyn, Kris (used in Scandinavian too), Kristi, Kristie, Kristy, Stina (used in German, and Scandinavian too), and Tina (used in Dutch, German, Greek, Russian, and Spanish too), the diminutives Chrissa, Chrissi, Chrissie (used in Scottish too), Chrissy, Christie, Christy, Ina (used in Dutch and Japanese too), Kryssi, and Tinah, and the spelling variants Chrisstina, Christeena, Christena, Christinna, Christyna, Chrystina, Chrystyna, Cristina (used in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish too), Khristina (used in Russian too), Khrystyna, Kristeena, Kristena, Kristina (used in Czech, Estonian, German, Greek, and Scandinavian too), and Krystina.
Forms used in foreign languages include Cairistìne (Scottish), Cairistìona (Gaelic and Scottish), Carsta (German), Chirsty (Scottish), Christal (Scottish), Christiane (French and German), Christin (Scandinavian), Chrystel (German), Ciorsdan (Scottish), Ciorstag (Scottish), Ciorstaidh (Scottish), Crestienne (French), Criosaidh (Gaelic), Cristiana (Italian and Spanish), Cristin (Irish), Cristiona (Irish), Cristyn (Welsh), Crystina (Czech), Curstaidh (Scottish), Hristina (Russian and Slavic), Karsta (German), Kersti (Scandinavian), Kerstin (Dutch and Scandinavian), Khristya (Russian), Kirstin (German and Scandinavian), Kriska (Hungarian), Krista (Czech, Estonian, German, Latvian, and Scandinavian), Kristanna (Scandinavian), Kristel (German), and Kristen (Scandinavian). Specific foreign forms include the shortenings Christl (German) and Chrysta (German), the diminutives Christel (German), Christelle (French), Kine (Scandinavian), Tine (Dutch and German), Tineke (Dutch), and Tinie (Dutch), and the spelling variant Kristyna (Czech).
Christina is an all-time favorite. Currently it is still rather popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was in the past. The name grew in popularity from the 1930s up to the 1970s. Its usage peaked in 1978 with 0.996% of baby girls being named Christina. It had a ranking of #15 then. The baby name has experienced a marked drop in frequency since then. In 2018, it ranked at #439 with a usage of only 0.039%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Christina was 61% more widely used than the 2nd most popular name, Tiana, in 2018. Christina has mainly been a baby girl name, although in the last century it has also been used for boys. There were 108 times more baby girls than boys who were named Christina in 1989.
Baby names that sound like Christina include Christeena, Christeina, Christyna, Chrystina, Cristeena, Crístíona, Crystina, Khristina, Kristeena, Kristiina, Kristina, Kristine, Krystina, Chrisstina, Christana, Christeen, Christi-Ann, Christiaan, Christiann, and Christien.
† Pronunciation for Christina: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Christina:
Actress Christina Applegate, born 25 November 1971, Los Angeles, California.
Actress Christina Ricci, born 12 February 1980, Santa Monica, California.
Business Personality Christina Onassis, born December 11, 1950 - November 19, 1988, New York City, New York.
Poet Christina Rossetti, born 5 December 1830 - 29 December 1894, London, England.
Singer Christina Aguilera, born 18 December 1980, Staten Island, New York.