The ✝ meaning is Latin Cross. The emoji can also be called a symbol of Christianity. A typical Christian cross, which is deposited with a purple background. Through the purple square, which is used as a background, the actual Christian cross is shown in white. Incidentally, this purple square has not been used in older emoji versions. Meanwhile, it is used in many emoji symbols to make the actual symbol more visible. The ✝ meaning is pretty clear. You can always use emoji in conjunction with Christianity. This emoji was added to Unicode 1.1 in 1993 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.