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Meaning and name origin
Christa \ch-ris-ta, chr(i)-sta\ as a girl's 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 information, see also the related girl name Trista.
Christa is also pronounced similarly to Chrissta, Chrissti, Chrissty, Christey, Christi, Christie, Christy, Cristi, Cristy, Khristy and Khristya. Other suggested similar baby names are Charista, Chrissa, Chrisstan, Christain, Christal, Christall, Christan, Christana, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christia, Christian, Christin, Christl, Christle, Christmar, Christmas, Christna, Christol, Christon, Christyl, Christyn, Christyna, Chrystal and Cristal.
Christa is a very popular first name for females (#564 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Christa name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Christa with its variant forms and related girl baby names.
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