Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Christina f. Old English christen, Old High German kristān 'Christian'.

The name of many early medieval saints. The name of many medieval Swedish queens and queen consorts.

Often confused with Christiana, of related origin.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Christina BoonenGes p. 333, Christine ibid. p. 336, Christyne ibid. p. 360
Czech Republic
Latin
1349 Cristina (nom) chlumecky 76, Cristine (dat) ibid. 123; 1356 Cristina (nom) ibid. 134
Denmark
Danish
1581 Kirstine KD-1 no. 362
England
Latin
1189 Cristina (nom) GASurv p. 110, Cristine (gen) ibid. p. 130; c1198 Cristina (nom) ibid. p. 246; 1222 Cristina (nom) StPaulDom p. 24, Cristine (abl) ibid. p. 60; 1279–80 Cristina (nom) WaHR-SK p. 28; 1300 Cristina (nom) ProcSuf-vol3 p. 232; 1340xc1450 Cristina (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 11; 1377 Christina (nom) FenPT-2 p. 5; 1381 Christina (nom) ibid. p. 11, Suffolk1381 p. 80, Cristena (nom) ibid. p. 113, Cristina (nom) FenPT-2 p. 8, Suffolk1381 p. 75; 1408 Cristina (nom) GCCYork p.12; 1418 Cristine (dat) EEW p. 44
Early Modern English
1539 Crystyn BarnstapleBap p. 1; 1541 Cristen ibid. p. 2; 1575 Christin COmar-vol5 p. 84; 1578 Christena DEmar-vol1 p. 84; 1581 Christen ibid. p. 84; 1582 Christen COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1584 Christyn ibid. p. 128; 1597 Christen ibid. p. 86; 1598 Christeen DEmar-vol2 p. 38
France
Latin
c823 Cristina (nom) irminon-vol2 22, Palatiolum
Germany
Latin
822x875 Cristina (abl) TradCorb §61; 1142 Christina (abl) mairhofer I; 1310 Kristina (nom) VFBStralsund 3
Early New High German
1497 Cristina Nurn1497 54
Italy
Latin
1366 Crestinam (acc) Livi 13, Cristinam (acc) ibid. 20; 1527 Christina (nom) Rome1527 p. 88
Latvia
Latin
a1286 Christine (gen) RigSB 2; 1289 Christine (dat) ibid. 15; 1294 Christine (gen) ibid. 45; 1300 Cristine (dat) ibid. 410
Middle Low German
1523 Kerstyn Arbusow p. 98
Scotland
Scots
1546 Cristina PGB; 1550 Cristina ibid.; 1565 Cristene ibid.; 1575 Christine ibid.; 1578 Cristina ibid.; 1591 Christina ibid.; 1593 Cristine ibid.; 1596 Cristina ibid.; 1598 Cristina ibid.
Sweden
Latin
1300 cristine (gen) SDHK no. 1873; 1350 Cristinam (acc) ibid. no. 6006, Cristine (dat) ibid. no. 6023, Cristinæ (gen) ibid. no. 6015
Old Swedish
1377 Cristine (nom) SDHK no. 10938; 1383 Cristin SRA-vol2 no. 1919
Cite as: R. Le Get, N. Shiel, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Christina". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Christina.