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Subject: meaning of name
Category: Relationships and Society > Cultures
Asked by: christinaschnd-ga
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I would like to find out the meaning (history,
origin) and if there are any symbols associated with the
following names: "Christina" and "Schneider".
Subject: Re: meaning of name
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 06 Nov 2003 22:07 PST
Hi there,

Here are the meanings and symbols associated with the two names:

Christina is the feminine form of Christian, which literally means
"Christian", as in a follower of Jesus Christ. The name Christ
ultimately means "anointed".

The most obvious symbol for Christina would be the cross. You could
also use the symbols used in the Chinese phonetic translation of

CHRISTINA   f   English
Pronounced: kris-TEEN-a
Feminine form of CHRISTIAN. This was the name of a Swedish queen of
the 17th century who was interested in the arts and philosophy. She
gave up her crown to become a Roman Catholic.

CHRISTIAN   m   English, French, German
Pronounced: KRIS-chen (English), KRISH-chen (English), krees-TYAWN (French)
From a medieval Latin name that meant "Christian". This was the name
of ten kings of Denmark. Another famous bearer of the name was Hans
Christian Andersen, the Danish author of such fairy tales as 'The Ugly
Duckling' and 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

1. One who professes belief in Jesus as Christ or follows the religion
based on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. One who lives according to the teachings of Jesus.

More Christian symbols

"The word Christ, Christos, the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word
Messias, means "anointed."
(from the Catholic Encyclopedia - Meaning of Jesus Christ)

Schneider is a German word meaning dressmaker or tailor.

Ectaco German -> English translation of Schneider:

"The name "Schneider" is of ancient Teutonic origin, and is often
found throughout the late German Empire.  The name Schneider means
tailor (a person making outer garments) in German."

Definition: One who made outer garments; a tailor. From the the German
verb "schneiden," meaning to cut. SCHNIEDER is another German variant
spelling, while SNYDER, SNIDER, and SNEIDER are Dutch spellings of
this surname. The spelling SCHNYDER is usually of Swiss origin.

The House of Names sell a scroll detailing the history of the Schneider surname:

An excerpt from the surname history, and a coat of arms, are here:

The Chinese symbols for "tailor" can be seen here:

Here's a flag from Morocco showing tailor's scissors:

Other possible tailor symbols are suggested here:

"The trade by which his father had made his money was as well known as
that of the railway contractor; and every possible symbol of tailordom
was displayed in graphic portraiture on the walls and hoardings of the
city. He was drawn with his goose, his scissors, with his needle, with
his tapes..."

"...and his wife Cathrine TAYLOR. It is dated 1727, and shows the
tailor's "goose" (iron) and pair of scissors..."

Some images of the "tailor's goose":

Search Keywords

christian symbols
"the name jesus christ"
surname Schneider means
"ancient symbol" tailor
scissors tailor symbol

Best wishes,

Request for Answer Clarification by christinaschnd-ga on 06 Nov 2003 23:11 PST
I thought the name "Christina" derives from the Greeks, what meaning
does it have in Greek?
Are there any personal characteristics associated with this name?
And would there be a connection between "Christina" and "Schneider"?

Clarification of Answer by robertskelton-ga on 10 Nov 2003 14:35 PST
Hi again,

"The word Christ, Christos, the Greek equivalent of the Hebrew word
Messias, means: anointed."

So yes, the path of origin for Christina includes a Greek aspect - the
literal translation of the Hebrew word for "anointed".

Messias (Hebrew) --> Christ/Christos/Christus (Greek) --> Christianus
(Latin) --> Christen (Old English) --> Christen (Middle English) -->
Christian (Modern English) -->Christina (feminine form of Christian)

I constructed the path from these two sources:

American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition: Christian

Catholic Encyclopedia: The Name of Jesus Christ

If you live in the USA, you may be a descendant of Christian
Schneider, who arrived with his brother from Herbligen, Austria in
1854. In that case, this may have remained as an important first name
in your family tree.

I also found this, with a double family connection (if they are the
same Schneiders from Herbligen):

"I am searching for the family of one Verena Burghalter. She was
baptized on December 21, 1751 in Langnau, Switzerland. Her father's
name was "Christ" Burghalter, and he was still alive in 1777. She
married Hans Schneider in Herblingen, Switzerland, and probably died
there on May 27, 1833. "

The Society of Kabalarians of Canada have done a mathematical analysis
of your name, a summary of which can be read here:
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