What does Christiane mean?
Christiane \ch-ristia-ne, chr(is)-tiane\ as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Christiane means "follower of Christ". Christiane is a variation of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus. Christiane is also a form of Christiana (Latin). Christiane is also used as a variant of Christina (Latin).
Christiane has 44 more related forms via Christian, Christiana, Christina: Chrissie, Chrisstan, Chrisstie, Chrisstina, Christa▼, Christain, Christan, Christanna, Christeen, Christeena, Christen▼, Christena▼, Christene▼, Christi▼, Christia, Christiaan, Christianna, Christianni, Christie▼, Christienne, Christin▼, Christine▼, Christinea, Christini, Christinia, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christyann, Christyna, Chrystina, Cristiana, Cristianna, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina▼, Cristine, Cristiona, Crystine, Khristina, Khristine, Kristiana and Kristine▼.
Christiane is a very popular first name for females (#1943 out of 4276, Top 45%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Christiane and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Christiane (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Christa, Christeen, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christian, Christiana, Christie, Christin, Christina (#326 in 2014), Christine (#689), Cristin, Cristina, Kristian and Kristine. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4611%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.0616%, down 86.6%), with versions such as Christie, Christin, Christina, Christine and Cristina becoming somewhat outmoded. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Christiane is pronounced similarly to Kristiane. Other suggested similar baby names are Chrisstine, Christaine, Christana, Christanne, Christinie, Christline, Christyne and Chrystine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christiane.