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Meaning and Name Origin

Crystal \c-rys-tal, cr(y)-stal\ as a girls' name is pronounced KRISS-tal. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Crystal is "ice". From "krystallos". The English word for the clear glass, sometimes cut into the shape of a gemstone. 19th-century coinage, similar to names such as Coral. The TV series "Dynasty" made the name famous in the 1980s with a character named Krystle. As a boy's name, Crystal originated as an old Scottish form of Christopher. Cr- spellings are Spanish/Italian.


Crystal has 75 variants: Christal, Christalene, Christalin, Christall, Christalle, Christalyn, Christel, Christele, Christell, Christella, Christelle, Christl, Christle, Christleen, Christline, Christol, Christyl, Chrystal, Chrystalla, Chrystalle, Chrystalynn, Chrystel, Chrystele, Chrystle, Chrystol, Crisiant, Cristal, Cristalle, Cristalyn, Cristel, Cristella, Cristle, Crysta, Crystalann, Crystalina, Crystall, Crystalyn, Crystalynn, Crystel, Crystell, Crystle, Cyrstal, Khristalle, Khrystle, Kristal, Kristale, Kristalee, Kristaline, Kristall, Kristalyn, Kristel, Kristell, Kristelle, Kristl, Kristle, Kristle, Kristol, Krystal, Krystalanne, Krystale, Krystaleen, Krystalin, Krystalina, Krystall, Krystalle, Krystel, Krystelle, Krystil, Krystl, Krystle, Krystle, Krystlea, Krystlelea, Krystol and Krystyl.

For more information, see also the related girl name Christina.

Crystal has 18 more alternative forms via Coral, Krystle: Chrystelle, Coralee, Coralena, Coralie, Coraline, Corallina, Coralline, Coraly, Coralyn, Coralyne, Cristelle, Khristal, Khristel, Khrystal, Koral, Koralie, Korall and Koralline.


Crystal is a very prominent first name for women (#102 out of 4276, Top 2%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#14943 out of 88799, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Crystal for girls. Crystal was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #21 in the U.S. during the years 1980-1989, and is presently at #477. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Crystal and related names. Christina (#326 last year), Coraline (#630), Christel, Kristal, Krystal, Krystle, Crysta, Cristal, Chrystal, Coral, Christal and Christopher are the popular variation forms of Crystal (#477 last year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during the years 1980-1989 and has become much lower since, with forms like Krystal, Cristal, Christina, Kristal and Krystle falling out of style. Coraline (#630) and Crystal (#477) are two of the more chic birth names in this list. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Christal, Christel, Christina, Christopher, Chrystal, Coral, Coraline, Cristal, Crysta, Crystal in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Chrysta, Crista, Crystabel, Crystie and Crystin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Crystal.