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Boy Name: Crispin

Name: Crispin
Pronunciation: \c-ris-pin, cr(i)-spin\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: curly-haired
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Krispin
Sounds Like: Crosbie, Crosby, Crosbey
Variant forms: Crepin, Crespin, Crispian, Crispino, Crispo, Crispus, Crisspin
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 14363


Crispin \c-ris-pin, cr(i)-spin\ as a boy's name is pronounced KRIS-pin. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Crispin is "curly-haired". From Crispinus, which is derived from the old Roman family name Crispus. Saint Crispin was a third-century martyr who came to be known as the patron of shoemakers, especially in England. Actor Crispin Glover.

Crispin has 7 variant forms: Crepin, Crespin, Crispian, Crispino, Crispo, Crispus and Crisspin.

For more information, see also the related name Krispin.

Baby names that sound like Crispin are Crosbie, Crosby and Crosbey.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Crispin.


Crispin is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#14363 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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