Usage: Christine, of Latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a girl (female) name.
People having the name Christine are in general originating from Bahamas, France, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, United States of America.
For another variant of the name Christine across the world, see Christina.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 6.
The name Christine is ranked on the 78th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 5632900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.078% of the population.
The name Christine has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Christine for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
History and Origin
Christine is a feminine name of Greek or Latin origin. It is derived from the word Christ, which is the Greek translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah”. As a French variant of the Greek name Christina, it is a name in regular usage in French, English, German, Scandinavian, Dutch and Slavic cultures, and it is often associated with the meaning “follower of Christ.” Other ways to say Christine are Christina, Kristina, Kristine, Kristen, Kirsten, Hristina, Cristina (most used in Spain and Latin American countries), etc. It is a popular name; for example, in 1968, it was the 14th most frequently-given name for girls in the United States. The name Christine can be shortened to Chris or Chrissy, with the latter form more common, especially with the younger generation.
English and French: form of Christina, not much used in Britain until the end of the 19th century. Until fairly recently it was principally associated with Scotland, but now it is very popular in all parts of the English-speaking world.
Short form: English: Chris.
Pet forms: Scottish: Chrissie; Chirsty, Kirstie (Gaelic Ciorstaidh, Curstaidh; Ciorstag; Ciorsdan).
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