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pinWhat does Christa mean?

Christa /chri-sta/ [2 sylls.] 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.

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.

Kreatif forms: Charsta, Chrisia. [more]

pinHow popular is Christa?

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)

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. Forms like Chrissty are uncommon. 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%, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christa, Chris, Chrissy, Christel, Christen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christena, Christi, Christian, Christie, Christin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christina, Christine, Christy, Chrystal, Cristal in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cristy, Crysta, Krista, Krysta, Trista in U.S.

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

pinSimilar 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.