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Krista is a simple name with a formal background. It likely began as a nickname for Kristina. Currently, Krista is a top 4,900 option at rank 4,862.

Meaning of the name Krista:

Latin: a Christian, a follower of Christ
English: a Christian, a follower of Christ

Origin of the name Krista:

Krista began as the shortened form of the more formal Kristina. Kristina is a variation of Christina, the modern version of Christiana. Christiana was an ancient Latin baby name that was the feminine form of Christian. Christian comes from the ancient Christianus, which translates to “a Christian.”

Symbolism of the name Krista:

Krista has the same meaning as Kristina, as it is ultimately a nickname for it. Kristina is the English form of Christiana, which is the feminine variant of Christian. Christian comes from the baby name Christianus, which also means “a Christian” or “a follower of Christ.”

Style of the name Krista:

Traditional

Gender of the name Krista:

Krista is a wholesome name for girls.

Pronunciation of the name Krista:

KRIS-tuh

Number of syllables in the name Krista:

Two

Emotion evoked from the name Krista:

Krista is a simple and informal name. It is kind-hearted and approachable.

Alternative spellings for the name Krista:

Nicknames for the name Krista:

Popularity of the name Krista:

Krista became a top 1,000 name in America in 1950 at rank 828. It left the Social Security Popularity Index in 2008 when it was number 890. Krista did best in 1986 when it was at rank 93.

Related names for the name Krista:

Great middle names for Krista and their meanings:

  • Brielle (God is my strength)
  • Louise (famous warrior, renowned fighter)
  • Rose (rose, a flower)
  • Sage (wise man, prophetic, sensible)
  • Taylor (tailor)
  • Eleanor (bright one, shining one)
  • Maken (maker)
  • Jenelle (God is gracious, maiden)

Famous people with the name Krista:

  • Krista Allen (actress, “Liar Liar”)
  • Krista Tippett (radio journalist)
  • Krista Kelly (model)
  • Krista Posch (actress, “Bauernprinzessin”)
  • Krista Siegfrids (singer)
  • Krista Tesreau (actress, “Guiding Light”)
  • Krista Vendy (actress, “Choir Girl”)

Kristas in popular culture:

  • Krista O'Rea (character from “Trapped”)
  • Krista Cook (character from “16 Wishes”)
  • Krista Coughlin (character from “The Town”)
  • Krista Reiss (character from “Shingeki no Kyojin”)
  • Krista Barclay (character from “Perfect Harmony”)