What does Crystal mean?
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, Crystal, Crystalann, Crystalina, Crystall, Crystalyn, Crystalynn, Crystel, Crystell, Crystle, 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 on this name, 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 (#14064 out of 150436, Top 9%). (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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
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). Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4432%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.1205%, down 72.8%), with forms like Krystal, Cristal, Christina, Christal and Christopher falling out of style. Coraline (#630) and Crystal (#477) are two of the more chic birth names in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Crystal and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)