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Christina is a classic name that is known for its nicknames like Chris and Tina. It has many celebrities associated with the name such as Christina Aguilera and Christina Applegate. Despite its once massive popularity, Christina is on the downward trend, but it is always a name you can come back to.

Meaning of the name Christina:

English: follower of Christ
Greek: Christian

Origin of the name Christina:

Christina originated from the Latin word “Christiana” which meant Christian. Christina could have been the name of a saint in the early church, but it was spread among the Christian church in England through the Reformation. In the seventeenth century, a Swedish queen had the name and stepped down from her role to become a Catholic.

Symbolism of the name Christina:

Christina was created in Greek culture as a name to mean “Christian.” It was the Greeks' translation of the Latin name “Christiana.”

Style of the name Christina:

Traditional

Gender of the name Christina:

Christina is a great name choice for baby girls.

Pronunciation of the name Christina:

kris-TEE-nuh

Number of syllables in the name Christina:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Christina:

Christina is a wholesome and natural-sounding name. It feels serious and humble too.

Alternative spellings for the name Christina:

  • Kristina
  • Cristina
  • Chrystina
  • Chrystyna
  • Christyna
  • Kristyna
  • Christinna

Nicknames for the name Christina:

Popularity of the name Christina:

Christina was a top 20 baby name on the Social Security Index from 1973 to 1987. It was actually on the top 100 list for girls, however, from 1964 to 2002. The name has declined significantly, especially in 2020, as it only has rank 621 for girls.

Related names for the name Christina:

Great middle names for Christina and their meanings:

  • Bailey (berry clearing, bailiff)
  • Cerise (grower of cherries, seller of cherries)
  • Holly (holly tree, domestic happiness)
  • Michelle (close to God)
  • Renee (reborn)
  • Brynn (hill)
  • Faye (loyalty, belief)
  • Josephine (Yahweh shall grow)

Famous people with the name Christina:

Christinas in popular culture:

  • Christina (character in “Divergent”)
  • Christina de Souza (character from “Doctor Who”)
  • Christina Ross (character from “Jessie”)
  • Christina Hawthorne (character from “Hawthorne”)
  • Christina Alessi (character from “Neighbours”)
  • Christina Nickson (character from “Point Pleasant”)