Meaning and Name Origin
Christel \ch-ris-tel, chr(i)-stel\ as a girls' name is of Latin and Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Christel is "follower of Christ; ice". Christel is a variant of Christelle (Latin): altered form of Christine. Christel is also a form of Christina (Latin). Christel is also used as a variant of Crystal (Greek).
Christel has 39 variants: Christal▼, Christall, Christele, Christell, Christl, Christol, Christyl, Chrystal▼, Chrystel, Chrystele, Chrystelle, Chrystol, Cristal▼, Cristel, Cristelle, Crystall, Crystel, Crystell, Crystle, Kristal▼, Kristale, Kristall, Kristel, Kristell, Kristelle, Kristl, Kristle, Kristol, Krystal▼, Krystale, Krystall, Krystel, Krystelle, Krystil, Krystl, Krystle▼, Krystlelea, Krystol and Krystyl.
Christel has 16 more related variations via Christelle, Christina, Crystal: Christa▼, Christan, Christeen, Christella, Christen▼, Christena▼, Christene▼, Christi▼, Christia, Christie▼, Christin▼, Christle, Christna, Christy▼, Chrystee and Cristen.
Christel is a very popular first name for females (#1712 out of 4276, Top 40%) and a slightly less popular last name for both adults and children (#57986 out of 88799, Top 65%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Christel for girls. Christel entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest rank of #943 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christel and related names. Popular variation forms of Christel ranked in the Top 1000 are Christa, Christal, Christeen, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christi, Christie, Christin, Christina (#326 in 2014), Christy, Chrystal, Cristal, Crystal (#477), Kristal, Krystal and Krystle. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are now much less popular, with forms like Christina, Christy, Chrystal, Cristal and Krystal falling out of fashion. Crystal (#477) is the most fashionable girl name in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Christel is alike in pronunciation to Khristal and Khristel. Other suggested similar baby names are Christabel, Christey, Christobel, Christon, Christyn and Chrysten. These names tend to be less frequently used than Christel.