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Gender: Female Pronunciation: cris-TEEN Meaning of Christine: "anointed" Origin of Christine: French variation of Christina Christine's Popularity in 2018: #926

Christine Origin and Meaning

The name Christine is a girl's name of French origin meaning "anointed".

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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Comments

ceruleanstardust Says:

2018-09-23T07:56:36

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

Daiseymae Says:

2017-12-18T03:19:54

I love this name. Very pretty

Carolinekalmes Says:

2017-07-26T18:35:47

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

nml28 Says:

2017-07-15T23:27:23

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:

2017-02-27T19:08:05

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:

2015-10-12T05:53:11

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:

2015-08-27T20:36:50

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:

2015-06-14T22:00:35

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

alchemicallypurplefairy Says:

2015-05-25T00:33:53

Christine is now one of my favorite names.

ambg Says:

2014-05-28T14:47:42

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