(French) altered form of Christine, derived by replacement of the feminine diminutive suffix -ine with the equally feminine suffix -elle. The name is now also used in the English-speaking world, where its popularity has been enhanced by its resemblance to Crystal, of which it may in some cases be a variant.
German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (see Berg). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Grićar, Hribar, Gorjan or Gorjanc.