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What does Christel mean?

Christel /chris-tel/ [2 sylls.] 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 transcription of Christelle (Latin): altered variant 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.

Kreatif forms: Christelli. [more]

How popular is Christel?

Christel is a very popular first name for females (#1712 out of 4276, Top 40%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#42217 out of 150436, Top 28%). (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)

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

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

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 (usage of 0.5109%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.0665%, down 87%), with forms like Christina, Christy, Chrystal, Cristal and Krystal falling out of fashion. Crystal (#477) is the most fashionable girl name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Christel and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christel, Christa, Christal, Christeen, Christen in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christena, Christene, Christi, Christie, Christin in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christina, Christy, Chrystal, Cristal, Crystal in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kristal, Krystal, Krystle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.