Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Christiana f. Latin christiana 'Christian (woman).

Often confused with Christina.

England
Latin
1189 Christiana (nom) GASurv p. 101, Cristiana (nom) ibid. p. 218; 1222 christiene (gen) StPaulDom p. 46; 1256 Cristianæ (gen) EARNb p. 6; 1279–80 Christiana (nom) WaHR-SK p. 62, Cristiana (nom) ibid. p. 84; 1300 Cristiana (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 243; 1340xc1450 Christiana (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 9, Cristian (nom) ibid. p. 91, Cristiana (nom) ibid. p. 6; 1377 Christiana (nom) FenPT-2 p. 4; 1379 Cristiana (nom) WRYPT1 p. 4; 1381 Christiana (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 68; 1423 Cristianæ (gen) WillsInv L; 1530 Cristiane (dat) LIWill-III p. 32; 1553 Christiana (nom) StMartF p. 57; 1564 Christian (nom) Chst-1 p. 11
Middle English
1415 Cristian EEW p. 23; 1434 Cristian ibid. p. 98
Early Modern English
1529 Christiane CovGuild-2 p. 88; 1530 Cristian LIWill-III p. 72, Crystian ibid. p. 70, Crystyan ibid. p. 5; 1540 Christian StAnthonlin p. 1; 1544 Christian StNick-Sf p. 1; 1545 Christian StAnthonlin p. 5; 1546 Christian ibid. p. 5; 1549 Christian ibid. p. 7; 1551 Christian BEmar-vol1 p. 4; 1552 Christian ibid. p. 4, Cristian BarnstapleBap p. 7; 1554/5 Cristian BEmar-vol1 p. 5; 1559 Christian BEmar-vol2 p. 53, Christyan DEmar-vol1 p. 80; 1560 Crystyan BarnstapleBap p. 11; 1561 Christian BEmar-vol2 p. 29; 1562 Christian ibid. p. 95; 1564 Christian StMaryA p. 4; 1565 Christian BEmar-vol2 p. 128; 1567 Christian RegBisham p. 2; 1569 Christian StAnthonlin p. 20; 1570 Christian BEmar-vol1 p. 9; 1571 Christian bruton1 p. 113; 1572 Christian ibid. p. 113, Crystyan HAmar-vol9 p. 91; 1573 Christian bruton1 p. 114; 1574 Christian DEmar-vol1 p. 83, bruton1 p. 114; 1575 Christian ibid. p. 114, Christiana BUmar-vol2 p. 62; 1577 Christian DEmar-vol1 p. 83; 1578 Christiana BUmar-vol2 p. 62; 1579 Christian bruton1 p. 115; 1580 Christian BEmar-vol1 p. 10, HAmar-vol9 p. 15; 1580/1 Christian bruton1 p. 115; 1581 Christian COmar-vol2 p. 122, DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1582/3 Christian bruton1 p. 115; 1582 christian RegSoAMar p. 10; 1583 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 8, bruton1 p. 115, Chrystyan COmar-vol5 p. 7; 1584 Christian ibid. p. 7, DEmar-vol2 p. 10, bruton1 p. 115; 1585 Christian BEmar-vol2 p. 31, Christien BEmar-vol1 p. 12, Christyan COmar-vol5 p. 7; 1586 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 13, bruton1 p. 116; 1587 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 13, HAmar-vol9 p. 15, RegSoAMar p. 13; 1588 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 15, bruton1 p. 118; 1589 Christian BEmar-vol1 p. 13, BEmar-vol2 p. 54, COmar-vol2 p. 123, DEmar-vol2 p. 18, bruton1 p. 119; 1590 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 22, Christyan COmar-vol5 p. 9; 1591 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 22; 1592/3 Christian BEmar-vol1 p. 14; 1592 Christian BUmar-vol1 p. 17, DEmar-vol1 p. 86, DEmar-vol2 p. 24; 1593 Christian BEmar-vol2 p. 131, DEmar-vol2 p. 27, SaxhamSf p. 4, StAnthonlin p. 36, bruton1 p. 121; 1594 Christian StAnthonlin p. 37; 1595 Christian bruton1 p. 122; 1597 Christian CAmar-vol1 p. 6, DEmar-vol2 p. 36, bruton1 p. 124; 1598 Christian COmar-vol2 p. 102, DEmar-vol2 p. 38, Christyan DEmar-vol1 p. 87; 1599 Christian DEmar-vol2 p. 40
Walloon
1581 Chrestiene RWC p. 3; 1583 Chrestiene ibid. p. 437; 1590/1 Chrestiene ibid. p. 15; 1592 Chrestiene ibid. p. 21, Chrestienne ibid. p. 24
France
Latin
1138x1162 Christiana (abl) clairvaux-12thc 66; 1179 Christiana (abl) ibid. 177, Christiane (gen) ibid. 181
Old French
1313 Crestienne Paris1313 p. 74
Middle French
1423 Chrestienne favier 186
Italy
Latin
1366 Christianam (acc) Livi 12, Cristianam (acc) ibid. 87; 1368 Cristiana (nom) ibid. 193
Scotland
Latin
1376 Cristiane (dat) morton-vol1 16; 1426/7 Christiane (dat) RMSRS-2 71; 1426 Cristiane (dat) ibid. 42; 1428 Cristiane (gen) ibid. 109
Scots
1477 Christian PGB; 1491 Christian ibid.; 1556 Cristane ibid.
Wales
Early Modern English
1592 Christian RegLlantrithyd p. 34
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Christiana". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2019, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2019/1/name/Christiana.