Christina

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Name of an early martyr, shortened from Latin Christiana " a Christian (woman)".

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Christina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1811 Mary Mitford: Christina, the Maid of the South Seas. A.J.Valpy, London 1811. page 26:
      For never yet that maiden's woes
      To check our social pleasure rose,
      Her joy she shares, her grief's her own,
      CHRISTINA CHRISTIAN weeps alone.
    • 1900 Elisabeth Luther Cary: The Rossettis:Dante Gabriel and Christina. Putnam's Sons 1900. page 230:
      Her name "Christina" was derived from one of the Bonaparte family, Lady Dudley Stuart
    • 2006 Richard Paul Evans: Finding Noel: A Novel. Simon&Schuster 2006. ISBN 0743287037 page 168:
      She was born on Christmas Day. I wanted to name her Holly. But with the last name of Wood, your mama wouldn't go for that. So we named her Christina.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Christina

  1. A female given name, a Latinate and Swedish type variant of Christine.

References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 22 570 females with the given name Christina (compared to 7748 named Kristina) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 May 2011.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Christina

  1. A female given name, Latinate variant of Christine.

Norwegian[edit]

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Christina

  1. A female given name, Latinate variant of Kristine.

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Christiana, Christina. First recorded in runes as kristin in the 12th century. Name of a 17th century queen of Sweden.

Proper noun[edit]

Christina

  1. A female given name.
    • 1997 Majgull Axelsson, Aprilhäxan, Pan (2006), ISBN 9172633298, page 160:
      "Birgitta, Margareta och Christina", sa barnavårdstanten och skrattade ett kacklande litet besökarskratt. "Nu fattas det bara en liten Desirée för att det ska bli precis som på Haga slott..."

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [2] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 103 615 females with the given name Christina (compared to 173 259 named Kristina) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.