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Gender: Female Pronunciation: cris-TEEN Meaning of Christine: "anointed" Origin of Christine: French variation of Christina Christine's Popularity in 2017: #786

The name Christine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "anointed". Christine is ranked #786 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Feminizations and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop your least favorite name on this list...ABC's!".

From the experts:

Christine was the dominant feminine variation of Christopher forty or fifty years ago, when French E-endings were preferred over As; it was a Top 20 name for several years, from 1966 to 1974. But though it still hangs in on the popularity list, today most any other version would be considered more stylish, from Kristen to Kirsten to Christina herself.

Christine is the heroine of the 1910 novel and hit musical Phantom of the Opera and the automotive protagonist of Stephen King's 1983 horror novel. Christine has been serenaded in song by everyone from Elton John to Kiss to Motorhead.

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Famous People Named Christine

Christine McConnell, artist, seamstress, photographer, baker, pin-up girl, and Instagram phenomenon
Christine Jane Baranski, American actress
Christine Joan Taylor, American actress, wife of actor Ben Stiller
Christine McVie (born Christine Anne Perfect), English singer-songwriter of band Fleetwood Mac
Christine Lucille "Christy" Altomare, American actress
Christine Ann Lahti, American actress
Christine Callaghan Quinn, American politician
Christine Brown, American TV personality on "Sister Wives"
Christine Louise, Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, 4x great-grandmother of Queen Victoria
Christine Marie, Princess of France; Duchess of Savoy; sister of Louis XIII
Christine Henriette, Princess of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenburg; Princess of Carignan
Christine Elisabeth, Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar
Christine Marie Elisabeth de Ligne, Princess of Orléans-Braganza
Christine de Pizan, medieval French writer
Christine Anne Milne, Australian Senator
Christine Margaret Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
Christine Arron, French Olympic sprinter
Christine Guldbrandsen, Norwegian singer
Christine Clara Truman Janes, English tennis player
Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu, British Olympic runner
Christine Marie Nairn, American soccer player
Christine May Riccio, Author and Booktuber, under the name PolandBananasBooks
Christine Chubbuck, American news reporter who committed suicide on live TV
Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz, Princess Michael of Kent

Pop Culture References for the name Christine

Christine Daae, character in Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera"
Christine Weiring, main character in 1958 movie "Christine"
Christine Hewitt, character in British soap "EastEnders"
Christine Appleby, character on British soap "Coronation Street"
Christine Campbell, main character on TV's "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Christine Mulgrew, character on British TV's "Waterloo Road"
Christine Penmark, character in William March's "The Bad Seed"
Christine Chapel, character on TV's "Star Trek"
Christine Angela Booth, Booth and Brennan's daughter on TV's "Bones"
Christine "Spike" Nelson, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Christine Ellen "Chrissy" Seaver, character on TV's "Growing Pains"
Christine Everhart, character in Marvel Universe
Christine Palmer, character in Marvel Universe
Christine Lucas, character in "Before I Go to Sleep" by S..J. Watson
Christine "Cricket" Blair, character on American soap "The Young & the Restless"
Christine Royce, character in video game "Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money"
Christine "CC" Canady, main character in "Goddess of the Sea" by PC Cast
Christine Townsend, character in "Yesterday's Child" by Barbara Wood
Christine, character in "Love" by Toni Morrison
Christine Carpenter, minor character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
"Christine," novel by Stephen King about the titular evil car
"Christine," book by Elizabeth von Arnim
"Christine," song by Siouxsie and the Banshees
"Christine's Tune," song by The Flying Burrito Brothers
"Marie Christine," song by Gordon Lightfoot
Christine Canigula, character in the musical "Be More Chill"


ceruleanstardust Says:


Christine Riccio has definitely given this name a breath of fresh air from it's slightly dated image.

Daiseymae Says:


I love this name. Very pretty

Carolinekalmes Says:


I think it's definitely useable! I think it is a beautiful, classic name.

nml28 Says:


I think I like Christine better than Christina, but they're both pretty. I usually prefer an E on the end to an A.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Christine is classy, and some might call it dated, but it's on the classic side. The nicknames, such as Chrissie, are all lovely. I adore both Christine and Christina. They are wonderful names, and you really can't go wrong with them.

headintheclouds Says:


I love the name Christine. It's elegant and grounded and classic, with the lovely -ine sound that I almost always end up loving. What I dislike is the 1001 variants that it's spawned, from Kristen to Kirsten to Kyrstyn and so many more. I really dislike the nickname Christy/Christie too because there are also a million and one different variants to it, and think that Christine should just be left as Christine without any nicknames- it's short enough at two syllables.

Aperkkv Says:


I love Christine! It sounds so classic, sweet, and elegant to me! I'm not a native English speaker, do you think is it still usable or is it too out of style?

Leah3456 Says:


I prefer this to Christina. Christine sounds classic and royal.

alchemicallypurplefairy Says:


Christine is now one of my favorite names.

ambg Says:


Name of the ingenue from The Phantom of the Opera. Also my sister's name. Very pretty and old school. :)