Christie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Christine:
Derived from the Ecclesiastic Late Latin christiānus which is from the Ecclesiastic Greek christianos (a Christian, a follower of Christ). Var: Christiene, Christine, Cristina, Khristina, Khristine, Kristina, Kristene. Short: Chris, Cris, Khris, Kris, Tina. Pet: Chrissi, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christi, Christie, Christy, Cristi, Cristie, Cristy, Khristi, Khristie, Khristy, Krissy, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy.
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- Comments and insights on the name Christie: | Edit
Also Christie, and the name is often complimented once it's spelt correctly; however, it takes way too many attempts for someone to spell the name correctly. No, our name is not short for Christine. Get that out of your head right now. No, it definitely is not short for Christina. Change the spelling of our name in any way, and you change the name's meaning entirely. Just leave our name alone, please!
Also, this name is a completely gender-neutral name. Of the three percent of the world's population who share this name with us, very few are aware that people of any gender or identity could bear this name without any issue.
- Personal experiences with the name Christie: | Edit
•My name is Christie. I have met many Christie's in my now 27 years, but only one or two with the same spelling.
•I am also a Christie and while its not super popular (which I like), I am always getting called ChristiNe or Christina which drives me nuts!
•Also Christie, and I agree with the above posters, I've met quite a few other Christies as I got older, but as a kid I never met any and I was the only Christie at my school. Most of the others I met later had the spelling Kristy, though.
Pros: You aren't heaped in with a group of other kids who share your name, people will often compliment you on it because it's uncommon, people tend to remember it better too, because it's uncommon! Nobody ever seems to forget my name! It's also a hard name to change into an insult, I think the worst I ever got was "Krusty" from one boy when I was 5, and nothing else the rest of my life.
Cons: Obviously people always misread it or assume it's a different, similar name - Christine, Christina, Chrissy, Kirsty, Crystal, and sometimes even Chelsea. People always misspell it, usually as Kristy, so when you make appointments you have to say "Christie, with a 'CH' and an 'IE'." People always seem to ask if it's short for any of the above mentioned more common names too, and then seem shocked when I say no!
None of these cons are that annoying though, you get used to it and it's not that much of a hassle, you only have to correct somebody once when they get it wrong, and then they remember your name forever! If you really like the name then go for it, chances are somebody out there will always get your name wrong no matter what it is :)
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- Meanings and history of the name Christie: | Edit
Of Gaelic origin, meaning, "of Christ."
- Famous real-life people named Christie: | Edit
Christie Brinkley, supermodel
Agatha Christie, author
Christie Root - She who has bad neck
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