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

Christiane Origin and Meaning

The name Christiane is a girl's name of German, French origin.

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.

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Ruanne Says:


Where there's war, there's Amanpour.

Still, a famous war correspondent is not a bad namesake for a girl.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Lovely name