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What does Christa mean?

Christa \ch-ris-ta, chr(i)-sta\ as a girls' name is pronounced KRIS-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christa is "follower of Christ". Latinate short form of Christine and Christina. Probably originated in Germany. Chrysta's spelling may refer to the Greek word for "gold" or "golden".


Christa has 11 variants: Chryssa, Chrysta, Chrystie, Crista, Crysta, Crystie, Khrista, Khrysta, Krista, Krysta and Krystah.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Trista.

Christa has 26 more related forms via Christina, Christine: Chris, Chrissa, Chrissta, Chrisstan, Chrissti, Chrissty, Chrissy, Christain, Christan, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christi, Christia, Christian, Christie, Christin, Christmar, Christna, Christy, Christyna, Chrystal, Cristal, Cristi, Cristy and Khristya.


Christa is a very prominent first name for women (#564 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Christa for girls. Christa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #259 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christa outside U.S.

Prominent related forms of Christa listed in the Top 1000 are Christina (#326 last year), Christine (#689), Chrystal, Christy, Cristal, Crysta, Trista, Krysta, Krista, Cristy, Christin, Christel, Chrissy, Christen, Christena, Christie, Christian, Christi and Chris. Usage of these girl names reached its apex during 1980-1989 and has become significantly lower since, with forms like Cristal, Christina, Christine, Christa and Chrystal falling out of style. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christa and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Chrissy, Christa, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christi, Christian, Christie, Christin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christina, Christine, Christy, Chrystal, Cristal, Cristy, Crysta, Krista, Krysta, Trista in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Christa is pronounced similarly to Christey and Khristy. Other recommended similar baby names are Charista, Christal, Christall, Christana, Christl, Christle, Christmas, Christol, Christon, Christyl and Christyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christa.