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What does Christa mean?

Christa /chri-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.

Related girl name: Trista.

Christa has 60 more related forms via Christina, Christine: Chris, Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrissta, Chrisstan, Chrissti, Chrisstie, Chrisstina, Chrissty, Chrissy, Christain, Christan, Christanna, Christeen, Christeena, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christia, Christian, Christiana, Christiane, Christie, Christin, Christine, Christinea, Christini, Christinia, Christinn, Christinna, Christmar, Christna, Christy, Christyna, Christyne, Chrystal, Chrystee, Chrystel, Chrystina, Chrystle, Chrystyna, Cris, Crissy, Cristal, Cristel, Cristen, Cristena, Cristi, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina, Cristy, Crystal, Khristena, Khristina, Khristya, Kristi and Kristy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Carsta, Chrica, ..

(male) Chrica, Chrito, ..

How 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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Christa for girls. Christa entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its highest rank of #254 in the U.S. during 1970-1979, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 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 2000 are Christina (#326 from recent data), Crystal (#477), Christine (#689), Cristina (#1016), Christiana (#1366), Christian (#1611), Cristal (#1754), Krista (#1761), Cristi, Crissy, Cristie, Crista, Cristen, Cristin, Krysta, Trista, Kristy, Kristi, Cristy, Crysta, Cris, Christinia, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christan, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christena, Christene, Chris, Christy, Christin, Christie, Christi, Christiane and Chrystal. Other forms, like Christain, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Christa reached its apex 44 years ago (median #977) and has become significantly lower since (#1815, 96.5%), with forms like Kristi going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christa, Chris, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christi, Christian, Christiana, Christiane, Christie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine, Christinia, Christy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chrystal, Cris, Crissy, Crista, Cristal in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristen, Cristi, Cristie, Cristin, Cristina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristy, Crysta, Crystal, Krista, Kristi in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristy, 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, Khristie and Khristy. Other recommended names are Arista, Calista, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Carita, Caritta, Carlista, Cerisa, Cerissa, Charisa, Charisha, Charisma, Charissa, Charista, Charita, Chasta, Cherisa, Cherita, Chita, Chrisanta, Chrisie, Christabel, Christable, Christaine, Christal, Christalin, Christall, Christalle, Christalyn, Christana, Christanne, Christele, Christell, Christella, Christiaan (see Christian), Christiann (see Christiana), Christl, Christle, Christmas, Christol, Christon, Christyann (see Christiana), Christyl, Christyn, Chrisy, Chrysten, Chrystian, Chrystol, Chrystyn, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Crissa, Cristian, Cristle, Cristyn and Khristal. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christa.