Crystal, Christa, Krista

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FOR REAL: Crystal comes from the vocabulary word "crystal." As a name, it has been used since the 19th century, when gemstones became fashionable as names (i.e., Ruby, Pearl Etc.) Christel is a similar-sounding name which is sometimes used as an alternate spelling of Crystal in the USA that is a German diminutive of Christine/Christina. Christa/Krista began as a short form of Christina which was first used in Germany and has since spread to Scandinavian languages as well as English. Krista is an alternate spelling of this also found in German.

diminutives: Kris, Krissy, Kristy

related names: Christine, Christina, Kristen, Kirsty, Kirsten

Other recorded spellings: Krystal, Cristal, Kristal, Christal, Chrystal, Krystle, Christelle, Krysta, Crysta, Crista