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Girl Name: Christa

Name: Christa
Pronunciation: \ch-ris-ta, chr(i)-sta\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: follower of Christ
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Trista
Sounds Like: Charista, Christan, Christy, Christna, Christi, Chrissta, Christal
Variant forms: Chryssa, Chrysta, Chrystie, Crista, Crysta, Crystie, Khrista, Khrysta, Krista, Krysta, Krystah
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 564

Description

Christa \ch-ris-ta, chr(i)-sta\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRIS-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christa is "follower of Christ". Latinate short form of Christine and Christina. Probably originated in Germany. Chrysta's spelling may refer to the Greek word for "gold" or "golden".

Christa has 11 variant forms: Chryssa, Chrysta, Chrystie, Crista, Crysta, Crystie, Khrista, Khrysta, Krista, Krysta and Krystah.

For more information, see also the related name Trista.

Baby names that sound like Christa are Charista, Christan, Christy, Christna, Christi, Chrissta and Christal.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Christa.

Popularity

Christa is a very popular first name for women (#564 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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