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Gender: Female Meaning of Christina: "a Christian" Origin of Christina: Greek Christina's Popularity in 2017: #408

The name Christina is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "a Christian". Christina is ranked #408 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Two Add One girls names".

From the experts:

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.

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

Christina is now well represented by actresses Applegate, Ricci, and Mad Men's Hendricks, alongside 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.

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Famous People Named Christina

Saint Christina of Persia
Saint Christina of Bolsena
Saint Christina the Astonishing of Belgium
Christina Alexandra or Augusta, Queen of Sweden
Christina Abrahamsdotter, Queen consort of King Charles VIII of Sweden
Christina Louise Helena, Mrs. Magnuson; Princess of Sweden
Christina Margarethe, Princess of Hesse; Princess Andrew of Yugoslavia
(Maria) Christina, Princess of the Netherlands
Christina, Princess of Denmark, Duchess of Milan and Lorraine
(Maria) Christina Anna Theresa Salomea Eulalia Francisca Xaveria, Princess of Saxony and later Abbess of Remiremont
Christina Georgina Rossetti, Italian poet
Christina Carreira, Canadian-born ice dancer who competes for the United States
Christina Rene Hendricks, American actress
Christina Applegate, American actress
Christina Maria Aguilera, American singer and actress
Christina Ricci, American actress
Christina Judith Perri, American pop singer
Christina Milian, American actress
Christina Kiesel, Canadian reality TV personality ("Real Housewives of Vancouver")
Christina Victoria Grimmie, slain American pop singer
Christina McHale, American tennis player
Christina "Tina" Sinatra, daughter of singer Frank Sinatra
Christina Robinson, American actress; twin sister Courtney Robinson
Christina Duckworth Romer, American economic adviser
Christina Christian, American pop singer
Christine Marie "Christina" Pickles, English-American actress
Christina Marie Hoff Sommers, American feminist author and scholar

Pop Culture References for the name Christina

Christina, Beatrice's best friend, a character in the "Divergent" trilogy
"The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore," novel by Joan Lowery Nixon
Lady Christina de Souza, jewel thief from "Doctor Who" episode "Planet of the Dead"
Christina Ross, character on TV's "Jessie"
Christina Robertson, character in the movie "Blow Dry"
Christina Nickson, character on TV's "Point Pleasant"
Christina, character in anime "Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack"
Christina Alessi, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Christina Hawthorne, main character on TV's "Hawthorne"
"Christina's World," painting by Andrew Wyeth
"Christina," 1929 silent film
Christina Posabule, Orel's love interest in Moral Orel
Christina Ross, character on TV's "Jessie"
Christina Drayton, character in film "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"