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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 9 years ago

Where did the name christina originate from?

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  • 9 years ago
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    GENDER: Feminine

    USAGE: English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch

    PRONOUNCED: kris-TEEN-ə (English), kris-TEE-nah (German, Dutch) [key]

    Meaning & History

    From Christiana, the Latin feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of an early, possibly legendary, saint who was tormented by her pagan father. It was also borne by a 17th-century Swedish queen and patron the arts who gave up her crown in order to become a Roman Catholic.

    VARIANTS: Christiana, Christine, Kristina, Krystina (English), Christiane, Christine, Kristiane, Kristina, Kristine (German), Christine, Kristina, Kristine (Scandinavian), Christine (Dutch)

    DIMINUTIVES: Chris, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christa, Christi, Christie, Christy, Ina, Kiki, Krista, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy, Tiana, Tina, Christabel, Christabella, Christabelle, Christobel, Kris, Kristia (English), Christa, Christel, Christin, Ina, Kiki, Krista, Kristin (German), Christin, Ina, Kristin, Stina (Scandinavian), Ina, Stien, Tina, Tineke (Dutch)

    MASCULINE FORMS: Christian (English), Carsten, Christian, Karsten (German), Christian, Kristian (Scandinavian), Christiaan (Dutch)

    OTHER LANGUAGES: Kistiñe (Basque), Hristina, Kristina (Bulgarian), Kristina, Ina, Tina (Croatian), Kristina, Kristýna (Czech), Christa, Kirsten, Kirstine, Stine, Tine (Danish), Kristiina (Estonian), Kristiina, Kirsi, Kirsti, Krista, Stiina, Tiina (Finnish), Christiane, Christine, Christelle (French), Kilikina (Hawaiian), Krisztina (Hungarian), Kristín, Kristjana (Icelandic), Cristiana, Cristina, Tina (Italian), Christiana (Late Roman), Kristiāna, Kristīna, Kristīne (Latvian), Kristina (Lithuanian), Hristina (Macedonian), Kirsten, Kjersti, Kjerstin, Stine, Tine (Norwegian), Krystiana, Krystyna, Krysia (Polish), Cristiana, Cristina (Portuguese), Cristina (Romanian), Kristina (Russian), Cairistìona, Kirstin, Kirsteen, Kirstie, Kirsty (Scottish), Kristina (Serbian), Kristína (Slovak), Kristina, Tina (Slovene), Cristina (Spanish), Kerstin, Kia, Kjerstin (Swedish), Crystin (Welsh)


    USAGE: English, French, German, Scandinavian

    PRONOUNCED: KRIS-chən (English), KRISH-chən (English), krees-TYAWN (French), kris-TEE-ahn (German) [key]

    Meaning & History

    From the Medieval Latin name Christianus meaning "a Christian" (see CHRISTOS). In England it has been in use since the Middle Ages, during which time it was used by both males and females, but it did not become common until the 17th century. In Denmark the name has been borne by ten kings since the 15th century. A famous bearer was Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875), the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

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    Lv 4
    5 years ago

    Christine and Christina are versions of the identical name. In some languages it is spelled with a k. Please keep in mind that many, many, names in English got here from one more language at the beginning, a few of them from several languages. Variant spellings come from those different country wide origins, and the best way immigration officials heard it and wrote it down, specifically when the fashioned language used another alphabet. The identify is a feminine variant of Christian, which means that "belonging to, or having to do with, Christ."

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