Cristina Name Meaning & Origin

Cristina

Pronunciation: kris-TEEN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Christina:

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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I am 29 and my name is Cristina. I have always really liked my name. It is a nice name that is not too popular. I don't really remember having other girls in my classes with my name, unlike the names Jennifer, Ashley, Sara... My name has many nicknames: Cris, Crissy, Cristine but without even trying, people never called me by nicknames. I am Hispanic which is why my name has no 'h'. I think it looks prettier that way, but people always spell it with an 'h' unless they are Hispanic. I love my name and wouldn't change it for the world.

Cristian and Cristina are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

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Nicknames for Cristina: | Edit

Cris, Crissy, Cristy, Tina, Nina

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Cristina Saralegui, Emmy-award winning talk show host (El Show de Cristina) and journalist.

Cristina Ferrare, model and author

Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, younger daughter of King Juan Carlos

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina

Cristina in song, story & screen: | Edit

Cristina, one of the two title characters from 2008 movie "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"
Cristina Peck, central character from 2003 movie "21 Grams"
Dr. Cristina Yang, character on TV show "Grey's Anatomy"

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