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✝ Emoji Meaning

This emoji represents a Christian cross and is often used to symbolize Christianity, faith or spiritual themes.

✝ Meaning and explanation


The ✝️ emoji represents a simple "Latin" cross symbolizing Christianity.


The Latin cross emoji is often used to symbolize Christianity or the Christian faith in general. It can also be used in conversations about church, prayer, or Christian holidays. It can also symbolize mourning and remembrance, as crosses are often found on gravestones.


The Latin Cross emoji ✝️ was introduced as part of Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and later added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

The Latin cross has been a symbol of Christianity for centuries, representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as described in the New Testament of the Bible.

How to use

This emoji can be used in a variety of contexts. Here are a few examples:

"Happy Easter! ✝️"
"Thoughts and prayers for the victims and their families. ✝️"
"Sunday is church day. ✝️"


☦️: The Orthodox cross emoji, representing the Eastern churches, has a similar religious connotation to the Latin cross.
🕌: The mosque emoji, representing Islam, is also used in religious contexts, similar to the Latin cross.
🕉️: The Om emoji, which symbolizes Hinduism and Buddhism, is also used in religious contexts, similar to the Latin cross.

Compared to these emoji, the Latin cross emoji ✝️ has a specific meaning and is mainly used to symbolize Christianity or the Christian faith.

✝ Other names

The emoji is also known by the following names.

  • ✝ Christian Cross

Popular name:

✝ Cross

✝ Emotional Classification

First, we take a look at the basic emotion, the core of the emoji's nature. Then we will look at the secondary emotions that the emoji can evoke in us.

Basic Emotions
  • Love
  • Sadness
Secondary Emotions
  • hopeful
  • thoughtful
  • awestruck

✝ Examples and how to use

In this section, we examine the emotional impact of emojis. We will use examples to show how emojis can evoke different emotions in the reader depending on the context.


Basic emotion example

I find comfort in my faith. ✝️🕊️

Associated feelings
  • trusting
  • accepting
  • thoughtful

Basic emotion example

I believe in you! ✝️

Associated feelings
  • trusting
  • optimistic
  • attentive

Basic emotion example

I go to church every Sunday. ✝️

Associated feelings
  • trusting
  • glad
  • accepting
✝ General Information
Unicode-NameLatin Cross
Apple-NameLatin Cross
Category Symbols



:latin_cross:, :cross:

KeywordsChristianity, Cross, Religion, Latin, Latin cross, Roman, Roman cross
Unicode-Version Unicode 1.1
Emoji-Version Emoji 1.0