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Gender: F Origin of Christiane: German and French feminine form of Christian

There are not one but two notable modern women with this name: journalist Christiane Amanpour and physician/author Christiane Northrup. In Germany, the pronunciation is kris-tee-ah-na while in France, it's kris-tee-ahn -- and in the U.S., there's sure to be confusion. While Christiane is not stylish, it's a strong, attractive, exotic-though-familiar name.

Famous People Named Christiane

Christiane Eberhardine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Queen consort of Augustus II of Poland
Christiane Amanpour, British-Iranian TV journalist
Christiane Maria dos Santos Torloni, Brazilian actress
Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, German biologist and winner of the Nobel Prize
Christiane Jolissaint, Swiss tennis player
Christiane Soeder, German-Austrian cyclist
Christiane F. (born Vera Christiane Felscherinow), German actress, basis for the book/film "We Children from Bahnhof Zoo"
Christiane Demontés, French Senator
Christiane Hummel, French Senator
Christiane Kammermann, French Senator
Christiane Taubira, French Minister of Justice
Christiane Mercelis, Belgian tennis player
Christiane Guhel, French ice dancer
Christiane Northrup, American physician and author
Christiane Krause , German Olympic runner
Christiane Friederike Wilhelmine "Minna (Minchen)" Herzlieb, German foster-daughter of publisher Karl Ernst Friedrich Frommann and muse of Goethe

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