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What does Krista mean?

Krista Pronunciation of Krista [krista] 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 16 variants: Christa, Khris, Khristie, Khristy, Khrysta, Kris, Krissa, Krissie, Krissy, Kristi, Kristie, Kristy, Kryssa, Krysta, Krysti and Krystie.

Affiliated girl names: Kristine, Christina and Kristen.

27 more related forms via Christa, Christine, Christy: Chrissa, Christi, Christy, Chrysta, Crissa, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristie, Cristy, Crysta, Khrista, Kirsty, Kristain, Kristaine, Kristee, Kristeen, Kristen, Kristene, Kristey, Kristin, Kristine, Kristyne, Kryssi, Krystah, Krystee and Krysty.

Creative forms:
(female) Kersta, Kirsta, ..

(male) Krita, Krite, ..

Middle name pairings:
Krista Edie (K.E.), ..

How popular is Krista?

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. Demographics)

Krista entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #127 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #1697 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Christa, Christi, Christina (#333 last year), Christine (#793), Christy, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristie, Cristy, Crysta, Kirsty, Kris, Krissy, Kristen (#888), Kristi, Kristie, Kristin (#1871), Kristine, Kristy and Krysta are the prominent varying forms of Krista (#1697 last year). Other forms, like Krystah, are uncommon. These relations of Krista were favored by parents during 1970-1979 (median #667) and have become much less popular since (#1799, 98%), with forms such as Christa becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Krista, Christa, Christi, Christina, Christine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christy, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cristy, Crysta, Kirsty, Kris, Krissy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristen, Kristi, Kristie, Kristin, Kristine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristy, Krysta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christina, Christine, Kirsty outside U.S.

Similar Names

Krista is pronounced similarly to Chrissta and Khristya. Other recommended names are Arista, Brieta, Brisa, Brisha, Brisia, Brissa, Brita, Britta, Cristal, Irisha, Irita, Kalista, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karissa, Karita, Keisha, Khristen, Khristena (see Christina), Khristian, Khristin, Khristina, Khristyna, Khrystal, Kirsti, Kisha, Kosta, Krisi, Krisia, Krisina, Kristal, Kristale (see Crystal), Kristalee, Kristall, Kristan, Kristeena, Kristel, Kristell, Kristena, Kristian, Kristiana, Kristiane, Kristiann, Kristien, Kristijna, Kristinia, Kristl (see Crystal), Kristle, Kristyn, Kristyna, Krisy, Krisztina, Krysia, Krystal, Krystale (see Crystal), Krystall, Krystel, Krysten, Krystil, Krystina, Krystl, Krystle, Krystol (see Crystal), Krystyl (see Crystal), Krystyn, Prisca, Trisa, Trisha, Trisia, Trissa, Trista and Trysta. These names tend to be less frequently used than Krista.

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