What does Krista mean?
Krista \k-ris-ta, kr(i)-sta\ as a girls' name is pronounced KRISS-tah. It is of Czechoslovakian and Latin origin, and the meaning of Krista is "follower of Christ". Variant of Christine. Also a variant spelling of Christa. See also Christy.
Krista▼ has 43 more related forms via Christa, Christine, Christy: Chris▼, Chrissa, Chrissy, Christen▼, Christey, Christi▼, Christie▼, Christy▼, Chryssa, Chrysta, Crissa, Crissie, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristie, Cristine, Cristy▼, Crysta, Crystie, Crystin, Khrista, Khristine, Kine, Kirstin▼, Kirsty, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristee, Kristeen, Kristen▼, Kristene, Kristey, Kristin▼, Kristine▼, Kristyne, Kryssi, Krystah, Krystee, Krystene, Krystine, Krysty and Krystyne.
Krista is a very prominent first name for women (#388 out of 4276, Top 9%) and a slightly less prominent surname for all people (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Krista for girls. Krista entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #127 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Krista and associated names. Chris, Chrissy, Christa, Christen, Christi, Christie, Christina (#326 last year), Christine (#689), Christy, Crissy, Cristy, Crysta, Kirstin, Kirsty, Kris, Kristen (#814), Kristi, Kristie, Kristin, Kristine, Kristy and Krysta are the prominent varying forms of Krista. These girl names reached the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.5534%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.0509%, down 90.8%), with forms such as Christina, Christine, Kristen, Kristi and Kristie becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Krista▼ is pronounced similarly to Khristya. Other recommended similar baby names are Arista, Khristal, Krisia, Kristal▼, Kristale, Kristall, Kristan, Kristel, Kristena, Kristian▼, Kristina▼, Kristl, Kristle, Kristol, Kristyn▼, Kristyna, Krystal▼, Krystia, Krystka, Krystl and Trista▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Krista.