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Christy is a name with a variety of spellings, but the origin is the same. This name came from Italy in 1222, derived from the Greek name Christos which is a reference to Christ.

Meaning of the name Christy

Anointed one or follower of Christ

Origin of the name Christy

Italian and Greek

Symbolism of the name Christy

Christy has an excellent understanding of other people, though she is not a fan of lengthy conversations. She is intelligent which helps her make her way to positions of importance. Christy is very sociable and enjoys being in a relationship versus being single. She thrives on closeness and togetherness.

Style of the name Christy

Classic

Gender of the name Christy

Christy is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Christy

Kris-tee

Number of syllables in the name Christy

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Christy

Christy sees her lover as a best friend and companion. She depends on their admiration but also can go without if that is needed. Christy is not judgmental. She strives for the ideal in everything she does and can find herself sensitive to critics. Christy is lots of talents, but it is important for her to focus on one.

Alternative spellings for the name Christy

Nicknames for the name Christy

Popularity of the name Christy

Christy came on to the popularity charts in 1942. It barely appeared at first and then more than doubled in popularity in 1946. From there it steadily grew every year. The popularity peaked around 1975. After that, it very gradually became to subside yearly and dropped drastically in the charts around 2003.

Related names for the name Christy

Great middle names for Christy and their meanings

  • Belen (Bethlehem, house of bread)
  • Paola (small)
  • Irina (peace)
  • Keivi (big heart, big soul)
  • Ana (favored Grace)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Tamara (date palm)
  • Roberta (bright fame)
  • Cynthia (moon goddess)
  • Miriam (of the sea)

Famous people with the name Christy

  • Christy Canyon (American actress and radio personality)
  • Christy Lemire (American film critic)
  • Christy Martin (American boxer)
  • Christy Moore (Irish folk singer-songwriter)
  • Christy Turlington (American supermodel)
  • Christy Mathewson (American baseball player)
  • Christy Hemme (American actress)
  • Christy Gibson (Dutch-Thai actress)
  • Christy Chung (Canadian-Chinese actress)

Christys in popular culture