Origin:Greek
Popularity:2631
Meaning:to anoint
An appellation that fits like a crown, Cristina is a pretty feminine variation of the Latin Christian. Aligned with spirituality and devotion, Cristina has the power to spark its own personal brand of adoration. Its roots in the Greek chrio give Cristina the meaning "to anoint," alluding to its bearer's ability to extend empowering blessings. Cristina's attachment to wilful choice is only invigorated by its ties to the unconventional Queen Christina of Sweden. Famously abdicating her throne in 1654 to convert to Catholicism, Christina embraces her etymology in every sense. However, her reputation as a well-educated woman, who championed the arts and left many questioning her sexual identity, emboldens Cristina to embrace many realms of possibilities hidden with their name.

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