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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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)

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

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

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)

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.

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