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What does Crystal mean?

Crystal Pronunciation of Crystal [crys-tal] 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.

Associated with: greek, 19th century, old, scottish.


Crystal has 72 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, Khristalle, Khrystle, Kristal, Kristale, Kristalee, Kristaline, Kristall, Kristalyn, Kristel, Kristell, Kristelle, Kristl, Kristle, Kristol, Krystal, Krystalanne, Krystale, Krystaleen, Krystalin, Krystalina, Krystall, Krystalle, Krystel, Krystelle, Krystil, Krystl, Krystle, Krystlea, Krystlelea, Krystol and Krystyl.

Related girl name: Christina.

2 more alternative forms via Coral, Krystle: Khristal and Khrystal.

Creative forms:
(female) Castal, Lystal, ..

(male) Cryscar, Cryslan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Crystal Riya (C.R.), ..

How popular is Crystal?

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. Demographics)

Crystal reached its top rank of #20 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #550. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Christina (#333 last year), Krystal (#1129), Coral (#1229), Cristal (#1981), Kristel, Kristle, Krystle, Kristal, Crysta, Christel, Christopher, Chrystal, Christal and Crystle are the popular variation forms of Crystal (#550 last year). Usage of these forms of Crystal was widespread among parents 35 years ago (average #900) and has become much lower since (#1681, 96.3%), with forms like Christopher going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Crystal, Christal, Christel, Christina, Christopher in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chrystal, Coral, Cristal, Crysta, Crystle in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristal, Kristel, Kristle, Krystal, Krystle in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Christa, Christan, Chrysta, Chrystabel, Chrystee (see Christina), Chrysten, Chrystian, Chrystie, Chrystyn, Crista, Cristabel, Cristen, Cristi, Cristian, Cristie, Cristin, Cristy, Cristyn, Crystabel, Crystena, Crystene, Crystie, Crystin, Crystina, Crystine, Crystyna, Krysta, Krystah, Trysta and Trystan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Crystal.