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Meaning and name origin

Crystal \c-rys-tal, cr(y)-stal\ as a girl's 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. Chrystal a variant spelling probably influenced by Greek "khrysos" meaning "gold". As a boy's name, Crystal originated as an old Scottish form of Christopher. Cr- spellings are Spanish/Italian.


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

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


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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Crystal for girls. Crystal reached its highest rank of #21 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 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 popularity of the girl name Crystal and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Christina (#326), Crystal (#477), Kristal, Krystal, Crysta, Krystle, Coral, Christel, Christopher, Chrystal, Christal and Cristal. (2014 statistics).

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

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

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

Similar Names

Crystal is also pronounced similarly to Khrystal. Other suggested similar baby names are Chrysta, Crista, Crystabel, Crystie and Crystin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Crystal.