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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).

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

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

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christal, Christel, Christina, Chrystal, Cristal, Crystal, Kristal, Krystal, Krystle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.