Christa

First Name
33k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
162
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Christa

"Christa" is a name of English origin, and it means "Christ-Bearer". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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Contraction of Christina and Christiana. Rare until the second half of the 20th century, reinforced by the German Christa.

  1. A female given name.

Christa was also found in the following language(s): Danish and German

Notable Persons Named Christa

Nico was an art rock, folk rock, proto-punk, experimental music, and avant-garde music musician. She plays Vocals, keyboards, harmonium, tambourine, and Pump organ. She was most active from 1954 to 1988. Nico was given the name Christa Päffgen on October 16th, 1938 in Cologne, Germany. She passed away on July 18th, 1988.

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Christa McAuliffe is a teacher.

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Christa Miller is an actress and actor. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Christa was born on May 28th, 1964 in New York City.

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Christa B. Allen is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Christa was given the name Christa Brittany Allen on November 11th, 1991 in Wildomar, California, U.S.

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Christa was born on March 10th, 1976 in West Virginia.

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Her ongoing career started in 1994. Christa was born on December 7th, 1972 in Oakland, California.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Christa

Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa was royalty. She was most prominent from 1947 to 1964. Frederica was born as the child of Ernest Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia on April 18th, 1917 in Blankenburg (Harz). She passed away on February 6th, 1981.

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She holds the title Princess Christa of Thurn and Taxis. Princess was born on December 14th, 1941 in Heidenheim an der Brenz.

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How popular is the baby name Christa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1912 7 7 0
1913 6 6 0
1915 8 8 0
1916 7 7 0
1917 8 8 0
1918 10 10 0
1919 14 14 0
1920 8 8 0
1921 9 9 0
1922 5 5 0
1923 7 7 0
1924 17 17 0
1925 12 12 0
1926 12 12 0
1927 16 16 0
1928 9 9 0
1929 9 9 0
1930 10 10 0
1931 14 14 0
1932 12 12 0
1933 8 8 0
1934 24 24 0
1935 21 21 0
1936 22 22 0
1937 16 16 0
1938 18 18 0
1939 18 18 0
1940 26 26 0
1941 15 15 0
1942 30 30 0
1943 27 27 0
1944 20 20 0
1945 29 29 0
1946 34 34 0
1947 47 47 0
1948 68 68 0
1949 95 95 0
1950 72 72 0
1951 88 88 0
1952 106 106 0
1953 107 107 0
1954 109 109 0
1955 149 149 0
1956 165 165 0
1957 154 154 0
1958 167 167 0
1959 182 182 0
1960 178 178 0
1961 210 210 0
1962 238 238 0
1963 273 273 0
1964 280 280 0
1965 271 271 0
1966 321 321 0
1967 353 353 0
1968 518 518 0
1969 638 638 0
1970 1,213 1,213 0
1971 1,256 1,250 6
1972 1,125 1,120 5
1973 1,081 1,081 0
1974 948 948 0
1975 1,015 1,010 5
1976 937 937 0
1977 860 860 0
1978 892 892 0
1979 1,080 1,080 0
1980 1,021 1,021 0
1981 745 745 0
1982 641 641 0
1983 640 640 0
1984 740 740 0
1985 683 683 0
1986 1,518 1,513 5
1987 1,024 1,018 6
1988 925 925 0
1989 745 745 0
1990 706 706 0
1991 674 674 0
1992 756 756 0
1993 667 667 0
1994 562 562 0
1995 521 521 0
1996 476 476 0
1997 417 417 0
1998 366 366 0
1999 326 326 0
2000 294 294 0
2001 274 274 0
2002 270 270 0
2003 265 265 0
2004 241 241 0
2005 187 187 0
2006 190 190 0
2007 185 185 0
2008 160 160 0
2009 124 124 0
2010 99 99 0
2011 79 79 0
2012 91 91 0
2013 75 75 0
2014 66 66 0
2015 60 60 0
2016 70 70 0

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Popularity of Christa as a first name

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Popularity of Christa as a last name

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Common last names for Christa

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • White
  • Johnson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Christa U.S.
  White 80.25% 64.26%
  African American 11.73% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.56% 16.26%

Of Last Name Christa

People with the last name Christa are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Christa

  • How Popular is the name Christa? Christa is the 1,296th most popular name of all time. As a last name Christa was the 109,258th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Christa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,587 babies born with the first name Christa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Christa to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Christa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Christa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Christa is Thursday, March 20th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Christa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Christa was in 1986 with a total of 1,513 babies. That's a lot of babies named Christa!
  • Random Christa Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Christa ranks 89th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Vermont. Imagine that, 9 babies in Vermont have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Christa: Your name in reverse order is Atsirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Saricht. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Christa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 162 people with the last name Christa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Christa? Christa is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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