Meaning and name origin
Christel \ch-ris-tel, chr(i)-stel\ as a girl's name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Christel is "follower of Christ; ice". Christel is a variant of Christelle (Latin): altered form of Christine. Also a variant of Christina (Latin): simplified form of Christiana, feminine of Christianus (see Christian), or a Latin form of Middle English Christin "Christian" (Old English "christen", from Latin). Christel is also used as a variant of Crystal (Greek).
Christel has 39 variant forms: 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, Krystyl.
Christel is a very popular first name for females (#1712 out of 4276, Top 40%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#57986 out of 88799, Top 65%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Christel for girls. Christel reached its highest rank of #943 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christel and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Christina (#326), Crystal (#477), Kristal, Krystal, Krystle, Cristal, Christel, Chrystal and Christal. (2014 statistics).
Christel is also pronounced similarly to Khristal and Khristel. Other suggested similar baby names are Christa▼, Christabel, Christan, Christeen, Christella, Christen▼, Christena▼, Christene▼, Christey, Christi▼, Christia, Christie▼, Christin▼, Christle, Christna, Christobel, Christon, Christy▼, Christyn, Chrystee, Chrysten and Cristen. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christel.