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What does Christy mean?

Christy Pronunciation of Christy [christy] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Christy) is pronounced KRIS-tee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christy is "follower of Christ". Pet form of Christina and Christine, and in Scotland and Ireland, of Christopher. Model Christie Brinkley.

Associated with: scotland, ireland (gaelic).


Christy has 24 variants: Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christey, Christi, Christie, Chrystie, Crissa, Crissie, Crissy, Cristi, Cristie, Cristy, Khristie, Khristy, Krista, Kristee, Kristey, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy, Krystee, Krystie and Krysty.

40 more different relations via Christie, Christina, Christine: Chris, Chrissta, Chrisstan, Chrissti, Chrisstie, Chrissty, Christa, Christain, Christan, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christena, Christene, Christia, Christian, Christin, Christine, Christini, Christinn, Christmar, Christna, Christyna, Christyne, Chrystal, Chrystee, Chrystel, Chrystle, Chrystyna, Cris, Crissey, Crista, Cristal, Cristel, Cristen, Cristin, Crysta, Khristya, Kirsty and Krissy.

Creative forms:
(female) Chersty, Chricy, ..

(male) Chriney, Chrito, ..

Middle name pairings:
Christy Kali (C.K.), ..

How popular is Christy?

Christy is a very popular first name for females (#260 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#2484 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Christy reached its top rank of #71 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christy name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Christina (#333 via latest list), Christine (#793), Christian (#1694), Krista (#1697), Cristal (#1981), Crissy, Cristi, Crista, Cristie, Cristen, Cristin, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy, Krissy, Kirsty, Cristy, Crysta, Crissie, Christeen, Christel, Christen, Christan, Christa, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christena, Christene, Chris, Chrystal, Christopher, Christin, Christi, Christie and Cris are the prominent variation forms of Christy ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Christy was common 45 years ago (median #984) and is now much lower (#1902, 97.5%), with versions like Christy becoming somewhat dated.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christene, Christi, Christian, Christie, Christin in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christina, Christine, Christopher, Chrystal, Cris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Crissie, Crissy, Crista, Cristal, Cristen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristi, Cristie, Cristin, Cristy, Crysta in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kirsty, Krissy, Krista, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Christy is pronounced similarly to Chrysta, Khrista and Khrysta. Other suggested similar names are Chariety, Charista, Charity, Chasty, Chrisie, Christal, Christall, Christalyn, Christana, Christele, Christell, Christl, Christle, Christmas, Christol, Christon, Christyann (see Christiana), Christyl, Christyn, Chrisy, Chrysten, Chrystol, Chrystyn, Cristle and Cristyn. These names tend to be less commonly used than Christy.

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