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".
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%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#82019 out of 150436, Top 55%). (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)
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 the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4525%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0493%, down 89.1%), with forms like Cristal, Christina, Christine, Christena and Christie falling out of style. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christa and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.