Christine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Christine

Christine

Pronunciation: kris-TEEN (key)

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 Christine: | Edit

I believe Christine is a very adult name if you can say that, its not a name that suits a new born baby
Christine is more likely these days to be used as a second name rather than a first. It is also shortened to Christy or Christa if used in these modern days. But after all said and done I like my name. I have a grandaughter due in a couple of months and i know they dont want to use my name.

Personal experiences with the name Christine: | Edit

My Grandmother actually named me and was cross with anybody who happened to call me Chris. I have been known as Chris almost all of my life, and I kind of grew into Christine. Most of my family calls me Christine. I didn't feel comfortable with it for a long time, but I think I have successfully grown into it now.

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My middle name is Christine, and it is a little old fashion, I suppose, but I love it all the same.

Nicknames for Christine: | Edit

Chris, Christie, Chrissy, Christy, Teeny/Tina, Nee Nee/Neen, Stinie

Meanings and history of the name Christine: | Edit

The name Christine means Follower of Christ

Famous real-life people named Christine: | Edit

Christine Baranski, American actress
Christine "Chris" Evert, American tennis player
Christine "Chrissie" Hynde, American rock singer
Christine Varney, assistant attorney general for antitrust
Christine Beatty, American writer, musician and transgender activist
Christine Brewer, American soprano
Christine Taylor, American actress; wife of Ben Stiller
Christine Ockrent, Belgian journalist

Christine in song, story & screen: | Edit

Christine Daaé, protagonist in "Phantom of the Opera", a novel by Gaston LeRoux and musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"Christine", Stephen King novel/movie about an evil car.
"Christine Sixteen", song by the rock group Kiss.
"Christine the Strawberry Girl", song by Siouxie and the Banshees.
"The New Adventures of Old Christine", CBS comedy starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine.
Christine "Spike" Nelson, character from the TV series "Degrassi Junior High" and "Degrassi: The Next Generation"

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