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What does Crystal mean?

Crystal Pronunciation of Crystal 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. Also form of Christina.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, 19th century, old, scottish


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




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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 #717. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

Christina (#439 LAST YEAR), Krystal (#1403), Coral (#1444), Christal, Christel, Christopher, Chrystal, Cristal, Crysta, Crystle, Kristal, Kristel, Kristle and Krystle are the popular variation forms of Crystal (#717). Usage of these forms of Crystal was widespread among parents 38 years ago (AVERAGE #900) and has become much lower since (#1733, 96%), with forms like Kristal 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-sounding 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.