Meaning and Name Origin
Christine \ch-risti-ne, chr(is)-tine\ as a girls' name is pronounced kris-TEEN. It is of French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Christine is "follower of Christ". Originally a French form of Christina used as an English name since the 19th century.
Christine▼ has 34 variants: Chris▼, Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrisstine, Christa▼, Christeen, Christelle, Christen▼, Christene▼, Christi▼, Christie▼, Christinie, Christy▼, Christyne, Chrystine, Cristine, Crystin, Khristine, Kine, Kirstin▼, Kirsty, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristeen, Kristen▼, Kristene, Kristin▼, Kristine▼, Kristyne, Kryssi, Krystene, Krystine, Krystyne and Tinie.
Christine▼ has 44 more alternative forms via Christina: Chrisstan, Chrissti, Chrisstie, Chrisstina, Christain, Christan, Christanna, Christeena, Christel, Christena▼, Christia, Christian▼, Christiana▼, Christiane, Christianna, Christin▼, Christinea, Christini, Christinia, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christyna, Chrystee, Chrystina, Chrystle, Chrystyna, Crissie, Cristen, Cristena, Cristi, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina▼, Cristiona, Crystene, Crystie, Crystina, Crystine, Hristina, Khristena, Khristina and Kristina▼.
Christine is a very popular first name for women (#43 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#21673 out of 88799, Top 24%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Christine for girls. Christine reached its top rank of #22 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is currently at #689. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christine and associated names. Prominent related forms of Christine (#689 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Chris, Christa, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christian, Christiana, Christie, Christin, Christina (#326 in 2014), Christy, Cristin, Cristina, Kirsten, Kirstin, Kirsty, Krista, Kristen (#814), Kristin, Kristina (#779), Kristine and Trista. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1980-1989 and has become much lower since, with versions such as Christina, Cristina, Kirsten, Kristen and Kristina becoming somewhat dated. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Christine▼ is alike in pronunciation to Christaine, Christanne, Christienne, Christon, Christyn and Khristin. Other recommended similar baby names are Christana, Christele, Christiann, Christianne, Christle, Christline and Chrystie. These names tend to be less frequently used than Christine.