Christina Name Meaning & Origin

Christina

Pronunciation: kris-TEE-nə (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Christina

Chris, Chrissy, Christie, Nina, Teeny, Tina, Stina, Kiki, Kristy, Steena, Stan, Teen, Christa, Christy
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I have an aunt who calls me Christinabelle.
I'm a Christina, and some of my friends call me Christ.

Meanings and history of the name Christina

Meaning: Fair Christian
Christina is a female name originating from Christian.Saint Christina (3rd or 5th century AD), a saint and martyr pre-dating the Catholic and Orthodox congregational tradition.
Usage: English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

Famous real-life people named Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden
Christina Hendricks - American actress
Christina Applegate - American actress
Christina Aguilera - American singer
Christina Ricci - American actress

Christina in song, story & screen

"Christina", a 1929 silent film
"Christina", a 1984 film based on the Playboy Publishing book series
Christina, a character from Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Christina McKinney, character in American TV series "Ugly Betty"
Christina Yang, character on ABC's "Grey's Anatomy"
Christina, a character in Veronica Roth's "Divergent"
Christina, a Morlock in the X-Men comics by the name Angel Dust, who also appeared in the Deadpool movie as a villain

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