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Gender: F Meaning of Christina: "a Christian" Origin of Christina: Greek Christina's Popularity in 2013: #303

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Christina, a pretty and feminine, crystal clear classic, may be trending downward, but it's never out of style. Christina's short forms Chris, Christie, and Tina all seem dated-- making the royal Christina best used in its full glory.

Christine became a royal name in Sweden (Greta Garbo played Queen Christina in one of her classic films) and Spain, and is more usable today than the French Christine.

Christina is now well represented by actresses Applegate, Ricci and Mad Men's Hendricks, along singer Aguilera and Orphan Train novelist Baker Kline. Previous bearers include British poet Christina Rossetti and Australian novelist Christina Stead.

Christiana is a more distinctive variation.

Famous People Named Christina

Saint Christina of Persia
Saint Christina of Bolsena
Saint Christina the Astonishing of Belgium
Christina, Queen of Sweden
Christina of Denmark, duchess-consort of Milan and Lorraine
Maria Christina of the Netherlands, Dutch princess
Christina Rene Hendricks, American actress
Christina Applegate, American actress
Christina Aguilera, American singer
Christina Ricci, American actress
Christina Perri, American singer
Christina Milian, American actress
Christina Kiesel, Canadian reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Vancouver")
Christina Grimmie, American singer
Christina McHale, American tennis player
Christina "Tina" Sinatra, daughter of singer Frank Sinatra
Christina Robinson, American actress; twin sister Courtney Robinson
Christina Rossetti, Italian poet

Pop Culture References for the Name Christina

Christina, character in the Divergent trilogy
Christina Lattimore, main character of Joan Lowery Nixon's novel "The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore"
Lady Christina de Souza, jewel thief from "Doctor Who" episode "Planet of the Dead"
Christina Ross, character on Disney's "Jessie"
Christina Robertson, character in the movie "Blow Dry"
Christina Nickson, character from the television series "Point Pleasant"
Christina, character from anime "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack"
"Christina's World," painting by Andrew Wyeth
"Christina," 1929 silent film

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