The Italian/Portuguese version of Christian, meaning “follower of Christ.” More like “follower of Mommy,” as you’ll find out as soon as little Cristiano becomes mobile and never lets you go to the bathroom alone for years at a time.
Cris, Crist, Cristy, Tiano.
Famous people named Cristiano:
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Lucarelli, Cristiano Doni, and Cristiano Zanetti.
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has contributed greatly to the popularity of this name, which appeared on the U.S. popularity charts in 2011.