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crista

FORM OF:
christa
SHORT FORM OF:
christina
LANGUAGE FAMILY:
indo-european > hellenic > greek
ORIGIN:
greek 
NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎-TOS > KHRīSTóS > KHRISTIANóS
NATIVE NAME ROOT:
KHRī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -TOS ‎(-τος) KHRīSTóS ‎(χρῑστός) KHRISTIANóS ‎(Χριστιανός)
MEANING:
This name derives from the Latin “Christianus”, meaning "Christian, follower of Christ". (The term “Christ” was applied to Jesus by early Greek-speaking Christians). In turn the name derives from the Ancient Greek “khrī́ō ‎(χρῑ́ω) -tos ‎(-τος) khrīstós ‎(χρῑστός)", meaning “Messiah or Christ, an epithet of Jesus of Nazareth, to be rubbed on, used as ointment or salve“(Hebrew translation of “Māšîaḥ”, commonly spelled in English “messiah” (Arabic: al-Masīḥ), which also means "anointed”. Messiah is used as a title for Jesus in the New Testament. 1) Saint Christina of Persia also Martyr Christina of Persia is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 6th century. Her feast day is on 13 March. 2) Saint Christina of Bolsena, also known as Christina of Tyre, or in the Eastern Orthodox Church as Christina the Great Martyr is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 3rd century. 3) Christina the Astonishing (1150–1224) was a Christian holy-woman born in Brustem (near Sint-Truiden, Belgium). She was considered a saint in contemporary times. Christian in the 17th and 18th centuries was a popular female first name in Scotland.

Usage

  • danishdanish
  • englishenglish
  • finnishfinnish
  • swedishswedish

Related names

VARIANTS
danish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kirsten, kristin, chrestina, chrestine, christinna, cristine, krestina, krestine, kristinna, kjersten, kjesten, kersti, stinna, stinne, Kjærsti, Kierstine, Kjerstine, Kjestine, Kerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianna, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
english
christiana, christabel, christina, christine, kristina, krystina, kristeen, khristina, christabella, christabelle, christobel, kiersten, cristen, kirsten, kristen, kristin, krysten, kyrsten, kristinia, Kierstin, krystine, Kierston
finnish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, krystyna, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kristiina, ristiina, ristiinä, ristina, ristinä, kersti, stiina, Kristiana, Kirstine, Christianne
swedish
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kiersten, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kristiina, kristinna, cherstin, kersta, kerste, kersten, kersti, kärsti, stinne, Kierstin, Cerstin, Kerstina, Kerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianna, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
MASCULINE
danish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, christen, kresten, kristen, krystian, cristian, kristjan, Chrestian, Krestian, Christiern, Kristiern, Kartin
english
christian, kristen
finnish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, krystian, cristian, kristiaani, kristjan, risjaan, risjaani, ristiaan, ristiaani, ristian, ristjan
swedish
christian, carsten, karsten, kristian, krystian, cristian, kristjan, Christiern, Kristiern, Kasten
PET & SHORT FORM
danish
stina, christa, christie, christin, kjersti, krista, kristi, stine, kristella, kirstin, KIRSTI, Kristel
english
christa, chrissie, chrissy, christie, christy, krista, kristy, kristi, kristia, kristie, tiny, cristi
finnish
stina, christa, krista, kristi, tiina, ristinkka, kirstin, titta, Kirstein, KIRSTI
swedish
stina, christa, chrissy, christie, christy, christin, kjersti, krista, kristy, kristi, kristie, stine, kirstin, Kirstein, KIRSTI

Use in other languages

LANGUAGES
basque
kistiÑe
bulgarian
kristina, khristina, krastina
croatian
kristina
czech
kristina, kristÝna, kristína
dutch
christina, christine, christien
faroese
kristina, kristin, Christianna, Kristianna, Kristjanna
french
christine, christiane
german
christiana, christabel, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, kerstin, cristina, kristine, christabella, christabelle, christobel, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kristinna, kersti, Kirstina
greenlandic
christina, christine, kristina, kristiane, kirsten, kalistiina, kiista, kiistat, Kirstine, Kiistiina, Kirstiina, Kirstîna, Kîstîna
hawaiian
kilikina
hungarian - magyar
krisztina
icelandic
christina, christine, kirsten, kristin, kristín, stína, Kristíana, Kristjana, Kristíanna
italian
cristiana, cristina, cristalia
latin
christiana
latvian
kristina, kristiāna, kristĪna, kristīne
lithuanian
kristina
macedonian
hristina
norwegian
christiana, christina, christine, kristina, christiane, kristiane, krystyna, cristiana, kerstin, kjerstin, cristina, kristine, kiersten, kirsten, kristin, cristine, kerste, kersti, stinken, Kjerstina, Kjerstine, Cristiane, Krestiane, Kristiana, Kristjana, Kirstina, Kirstine, Christianne, Kristianna, Kristianne
old danish
christina, kristina, kirsten, Kirstine
old norse
christina, kristín
old swedish
christina, kristina, cristina, cristine, Kierstin
polish
krystiana, krystyna
portuguese
cristiana, cristina
romanian
cristina
russian
kristina, khristina
sami - lapps
Kristiinná, Ristiinná
scottish
Cairistìona, Cairistìne, Cairistiòna, Ciorsdan
serbian
kristina, hristina
slovak
kristína
slovene
kristina, kristine, kristin, Kristjana, Kristijana
spanish
cristina
ukrainian
Khrystyna

Geographical spread (only living languages)

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New Age curiosities (only for entertainment purposes)

7
Numerological Values:
7

Number 7 individuals are analytical and inquisitive. They have a thirst for knowledge and often make great academics, researchers or scientists. They have a strong sense of independence and tend to do things their own way. Number 7 individuals are believed to be self-reliant and may come across as reserved.

Chakra Number:
7: The number of the Crown Chakra "Sahasrara"

Violet is the color of the crown chakra and it is the color of cosmic awareness and cosmic consciousness. It is a unifying color, the color of oneness and spirituality. The energy of this color is very healing and can soothe away pain. Learn more about this powerful spiritual color.

Color meaning:

The color violet relates to the imagination and spirituality. It stimulates the imagination and inspires high ideals. It is an introspective color, allowing us to get in touch with our deeper thoughts. The difference between violet and purple is that violet appears in the visible light spectrum, or rainbow, whereas purple is simply a mix of red and blue. Violet has the highest vibration in the visible spectrum.

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Notable people and personalities​

Crista Cullen (born 1985), English Field Hockey Player
Crista Flanagan (born 1976), American Television And Stand-up Comedian
Crista Nicole (born 1978), American Model And Actress