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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".


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

For more information, see also the related girl name Trista.


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Christa for girls. Christa reached its highest rank of #259 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Christina (#326), Christine (#689), Trista, Krysta, Crysta, Christa and Krista. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christa, Christina, Christine, Crysta, Krista, Krysta, Trista in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christa, Christina, Christine, Krista, Krysta, Trista outside U.S.

Similar Names

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. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christa.