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Christi is a bright and cheery baby name for girls. Rooted in classical antiquity, this name enjoyed widespread popularity throughout the second half of the 20th century. Christi Carpenter is the name of a character in the Hollyoaks series, and Christi is also the name of various movements within the Catholic Church. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Christi:

Latin, Greek: Follower of Christ
Ancient Egyptian: Anointed

Origin of the name Christi:

Christi is a diminutive of Christina or Christine. Both names derive from the Latin Christianus (meaning “follower of Christ”). The Latin name Christianus is an adaptation of the Greek name Khristos. Ancient Greeks borrowed this word from the Egyptian inscription k-r-t (meaning “anointed”). The Greeks also used Khristos as the translation of the Jewish word for “Messiah.” Once the Latin-speaking world translated these terms, “christian” became the word for a believer in Christ.

Symbolism of the name Christi:

Christi is a short form of Christina or Christine (meaning “follower of Christ”). In the ancient world, Christ was a term for a messiah or anointed one. Symbols for anointing included fire or blessed oil.

Style of the name Christi:

Classic

Gender of the name Christi:

Christi is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Christi:

KRIS-tee

Number of syllables in the name Christi:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Christi:

The name Christi evokes feelings of community and caring.

Alternative spellings for the name Christi:

Nicknames for the name Christi:

  • Chris 
  • Christie
  • Chrissie
  • Chrissy

Popularity of the name Christi:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Christi was the 9,459th most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Christi:

Great middle names for Christi and their meanings:

  • Alice (noble, exalted)
  • Ananya (matchless, unique, without equal)
  • Bexley (box tree meadow)
  • Dakota (friend, ally)
  • Eden (garden, delight, paradise)
  • Farah (joy, happiness, delight)
  • Leighton (meadow town)
  • Moira (destiny, fate)
  • Peyton (fighting man's estate)
  • Reagan (little ruler)
  • Theodora (gift of God)
  • Zuma (peace, abundance)

Famous people with the name Christi:

  • Christi Allen (actress)
  • Christi Marlene Belcourt (artist)
  • Christi Coral Brereton (kickboxer)
  • Christi Leigh Craddick (politician)
  • Christi Maria Lukasiaki (reality television personality)
  • Christi Lynn McGarry (pageant titleholder)
  • Christi Ruth Paul (broadcaster)
  • Christi Michelle Thomas (basketball player)
  • Christi Marie Wolf (bodybuilder)
  • Christi Young (magazine journalist)

Christi in popular culture:

  • Christi Carpenter (character in the Hollyoaks series)
  • Corpus Christi (city in Nueces County, Texas)
  • Pax Christi (international peace movement of the Catholic Church)