Christine

First Name
586k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Christine

"Christine" is a name of English origin, and it means "Follower of Christ". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

From French Christine, a cognate of English Christina.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A city/town in North Dakota.
  3. A town in Texas.

Christine was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Christine

Chrissy was given the name Christine Teigen on November 30th, 1985 in Delta, Utah, U.S.

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Christine and the Queens is an indie pop and synthpop singing. She plays Vocals and piano. Her ongoing career started in 2008. Christine was given the name Héloïse Letissier on June 1st, 1988 in Nantes.

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Christine Chubbuck was a television news reporter. Christine was born on August 24th, 1944 in Hudson, Ohio, U.S. She died on July 15th, 1974.

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Her ongoing career started in 1974. Christine was given the name Christine Jane Baranski on May 2nd, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, U.S.

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Christine Taylor is an actress. Christine was given the name Christine Joan Taylor on July 30th, 1971 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S. Christine is also known as Christine Stiller.

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Christy was given the name Christine Mackinday on May 9th, 1991 in South Chicago Heights, Illinois, United States. Christy is also known as Mackinday and Christine.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Christine

Marie Christine is an author; interior designer and author. She holds the title Princess Michael of Kent. Marie was born as the child of Günther von Reibnitz and Frigyes Szapáry on January 15th, 1945 in Karlovy Vary.

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Virginia Christine was an actress and actor. She was most active from 1943 to 1943. Virginia was given the name Virginia Christine Ricketts on March 5th, 1920 in Stanton, Iowa, U.S. Virginia is also known as Virginia Christine Kraft. She left this life on July 26th, 1996.

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Elisabeth Christine was royalty. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1740 to 1786. Elisabeth was born as the child of Ferdinand Albert II, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, and Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel on November 8th, 1715 in Bevern, Lower Saxony. She breathed her last breath on January 13th, 1797.

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Sister Christine was a teacher. Sister was given the name Christina Greenstidel on September 17th, 1866 in Nuremberg. Sister is also known as Bhagini Christine. She breathed her last breath on March 27th, 1930.

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She holds the title Princess of Carignano and House of Savoy-Carignano. Christine was born as the child of Ernest Leopold, Landgrave of Hesse-Rotenburg, and Eleonore of Löwenstein-Wertheim on November 21st, 1717 in Rotenburg an der Fulda. She passed away on September 1st, 1778.

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Miriam Christine is a pop music, rhythm, and blues musician. Miriam was given the name Miriam Christine Borg on June 30th, 1978 in Goiás.

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How popular is the baby name Christine in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 89 89 0
1881 67 67 0
1882 75 75 0
1883 103 103 0
1884 129 129 0
1885 132 132 0
1886 151 151 0
1887 161 161 0
1888 170 170 0
1889 189 189 0
1890 220 220 0
1891 161 161 0
1892 222 222 0
1893 244 244 0
1894 267 267 0
1895 295 295 0
1896 274 274 0
1897 281 281 0
1898 302 302 0
1899 299 299 0
1900 383 383 0
1901 275 275 0
1902 323 323 0
1903 363 363 0
1904 325 325 0
1905 344 344 0
1906 408 408 0
1907 452 452 0
1908 504 504 0
1909 529 524 5
1910 665 665 0
1911 686 686 0
1912 944 944 0
1913 1,050 1,045 5
1914 1,381 1,374 7
1915 1,625 1,625 0
1916 1,796 1,787 9
1917 1,851 1,843 8
1918 2,021 2,014 7
1919 2,121 2,111 10
1920 2,193 2,181 12
1921 2,306 2,301 5
1922 2,272 2,267 5
1923 2,263 2,257 6
1924 2,334 2,325 9
1925 2,262 2,252 10
1926 2,230 2,214 16
1927 2,360 2,347 13
1928 2,195 2,178 17
1929 2,027 2,015 12
1930 2,007 1,990 17
1931 1,895 1,884 11
1932 1,871 1,860 11
1933 1,809 1,792 17
1934 1,929 1,919 10
1935 1,753 1,743 10
1936 1,733 1,723 10
1937 1,751 1,742 9
1938 1,852 1,842 10
1939 1,998 1,988 10
1940 2,173 2,163 10
1941 2,491 2,471 20
1942 2,910 2,899 11 #96 girl name
1943 3,326 3,314 12 #84 girl name
1944 3,601 3,584 17 #75 girl name
1945 4,089 4,077 12 #62 girl name
1946 6,217 6,203 14 #50 girl name
1947 8,404 8,376 28 #45 girl name
1948 9,703 9,678 25 #35 girl name
1949 11,824 11,799 25 #30 girl name
1950 12,707 12,677 30 #28 girl name
1951 15,043 15,018 25 #24 girl name
1952 17,571 17,542 29 #20 girl name
1953 11,817 11,792 25 #32 girl name
1954 8,812 8,790 22 #43 girl name
1955 9,051 9,033 18 #40 girl name
1956 9,409 9,379 30 #42 girl name
1957 9,597 9,574 23 #41 girl name
1958 10,086 10,054 32 #43 girl name
1959 9,496 9,471 25 #43 girl name
1960 9,902 9,881 21 #40 girl name
1961 10,614 10,587 27 #39 girl name
1962 11,227 11,196 31 #39 girl name
1963 13,430 13,390 40 #29 girl name
1964 14,310 14,270 40 #28 girl name
1965 15,236 15,198 38 #21 girl name
1966 15,597 15,548 49 #20 girl name
1967 16,039 15,992 47 #14 girl name
1968 16,558 16,519 39 #14 girl name
1969 16,807 16,754 53 #14 girl name
1970 16,104 16,061 43 #14 girl name
1971 13,734 13,677 57 #18 girl name
1972 12,035 11,990 45 #16 girl name
1973 10,591 10,550 41 #17 girl name
1974 9,944 9,899 45 #19 girl name
1975 9,153 9,103 50 #22 girl name
1976 8,140 8,108 32 #26 girl name
1977 7,919 7,887 32 #30 girl name
1978 8,310 8,274 36 #29 girl name
1979 7,728 7,689 39 #35 girl name
1980 7,120 7,085 35 #41 girl name
1981 6,881 6,856 25 #42 girl name
1982 6,587 6,555 32 #46 girl name
1983 6,529 6,496 33 #47 girl name
1984 7,330 7,295 35 #43 girl name
1985 7,484 7,440 44 #44 girl name
1986 6,959 6,918 41 #47 girl name
1987 6,659 6,618 41 #48 girl name
1988 6,651 6,609 42 #51 girl name
1989 6,192 6,134 58 #59 girl name
1990 5,701 5,675 26 #62 girl name
1991 4,823 4,809 14 #73 girl name
1992 4,160 4,148 12 #82 girl name
1993 3,486 3,479 7 #90 girl name
1994 3,176 3,162 14
1995 2,828 2,814 14
1996 2,379 2,371 8
1997 1,946 1,941 5
1998 1,715 1,715 0
1999 1,505 1,498 7
2000 1,448 1,440 8
2001 1,245 1,245 0
2002 1,034 1,026 8
2003 941 941 0
2004 844 844 0
2005 792 792 0
2006 733 728 5
2007 623 616 7
2008 568 568 0
2009 489 489 0
2010 430 430 0
2011 378 378 0
2012 434 434 0
2013 396 396 0
2014 409 409 0
2015 355 355 0
2016 388 388 0

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Popularity of Christine as a first name

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Popularity of Christine as a last name

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Common last names for Christine

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  • White
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  • Martin
  • Harris
  • Clark
  • Hall
  • Walker

Common first names for Christine

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Christine U.S.
  White 87.94% 64.26%
  African American 5.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.49% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.62% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.60% 16.26%

Of Last Name Christine

People with the last name Christine are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Christine

  • How Popular is the name Christine? Christine is the 99th most popular name of all time. As a last name Christine was the 19,152nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Christine have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 586,240 babies born with the first name Christine in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christine to occupy the country of Western Sahara with an estimated population of 567,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christine? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 89 new born babies.
  • When was Christine first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Christine is Saturday, January 5th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Christine born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christine was in 1952 with a total of 17,542 babies. That's a lot of babies named Christine!
  • Random Christine Factoid: According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christine ranks 37th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 74 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1977.
  • Weird things about the name Christine: Your name in reverse order is Enitsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iernshcti. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Christine? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,418 people with the last name Christine.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Christine? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Christine as their last name since less than 1 person in 208k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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