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330k
in the U.S.
since 1880
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2k
in the U.S.
in 2010

Crystal

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1884 11 11 0
1885 6 6 0
1886 8 8 0
1888 10 10 0
1889 7 7 0
1890 9 9 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 17 17 0
1894 16 16 0
1895 17 17 0
1896 20 20 0
1897 18 18 0
1898 26 26 0
1899 34 34 0
1900 27 27 0
1901 29 29 0
1902 28 28 0
1903 32 32 0
1904 53 53 0
1905 63 63 0
1906 37 37 0
1907 35 35 0
1908 50 50 0
1909 40 40 0
1910 60 60 0
1911 48 48 0
1912 88 88 0
1913 79 79 0
1914 85 85 0
1915 138 138 0
1916 143 143 0
1917 171 171 0
1918 153 142 11
1919 113 113 0
1920 123 123 0
1921 137 137 0
1922 117 117 0
1923 109 109 0
1924 100 100 0
1925 122 122 0
1926 97 97 0
1927 91 91 0
1928 91 91 0
1929 99 99 0
1930 81 81 0
1931 82 82 0
1932 75 75 0
1933 68 68 0
1934 98 98 0
1935 88 88 0
1936 81 81 0
1937 80 80 0
1938 83 83 0
1939 80 80 0
1940 102 102 0
1941 133 128 5
1942 175 175 0
1943 158 158 0
1944 136 136 0
1945 117 117 0
1946 235 235 0
1947 325 325 0
1948 275 275 0
1949 270 270 0
1950 319 319 0
1951 550 550 0
1952 623 623 0
1953 675 675 0
1954 763 758 5
1955 886 886 0
1956 931 931 0
1957 1,416 1,416 0
1958 1,305 1,305 0
1959 1,553 1,553 0
1960 2,012 2,001 11
1961 2,125 2,115 10
1962 2,114 2,103 11
1963 2,591 2,579 12
1964 2,955 2,947 8
1965 2,551 2,542 9
1966 2,427 2,422 5
1967 2,522 2,522 0
1968 2,765 2,754 11
1969 2,995 2,988 7
1970 3,829 3,819 10
1971 4,552 4,536 16 #79 girl name
1972 5,053 5,041 12 #59 girl name
1973 5,790 5,774 16 #48 girl name
1974 5,638 5,619 19 #49 girl name
1975 6,269 6,243 26 #43 girl name
1976 6,969 6,946 23 #36 girl name
1977 9,752 9,727 25 #25 girl name
1978 12,644 12,592 52 #18 girl name
1979 13,514 13,466 48 #18 girl name
1980 14,312 14,257 55 #18 girl name
1981 15,937 15,881 56 #16 girl name
1982 19,173 19,101 72 #9 girl name
1983 17,986 17,904 82 #11 girl name
1984 16,626 16,562 64 #12 girl name
1985 14,462 14,398 64 #21 girl name
1986 12,766 12,691 75 #25 girl name
1987 11,050 11,003 47 #26 girl name
1988 10,133 10,100 33 #28 girl name
1989 9,175 9,101 74 #32 girl name
1990 8,251 8,218 33 #39 girl name
1991 7,747 7,727 20 #41 girl name
1992 6,618 6,599 19 #50 girl name
1993 5,843 5,826 17 #57 girl name
1994 5,215 5,199 16 #64 girl name
1995 4,405 4,391 14 #80 girl name
1996 3,799 3,787 12 #92 girl name
1997 3,440 3,434 6 #99 girl name
1998 3,185 3,174 11
1999 2,744 2,739 5
2000 2,549 2,549 0
2001 2,428 2,428 0
2002 2,149 2,143 6
2003 2,023 2,017 6
2004 2,050 2,034 16
2005 1,859 1,854 5
2006 1,748 1,741 7
2007 1,599 1,594 5
2008 1,365 1,365 0
2009 1,166 1,159 7
2010 1,007 1,001 6
2011 932 932 0
2012 816 816 0
2013 658 658 0
2014 658 658 0
2015 559 559 0

Fun Facts about the name Crystal

  • How many people with the first name Crystal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 330,048 babies born with the first name Crystal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Crystal to occupy the country of Iceland with an estimated population of 320,060 (as of April 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Crystal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1884 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Crystal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Crystal is Tuesday, September 2nd, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Crystal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Crystal was in 1982 with a total of 19,101 babies. That's a lot of babies named Crystal!
  • Random Crystal Factoid: According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Crystal ranks 42nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 144 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1978.
  • Weird things about the name Crystal: Your name in reverse order is Latsyrc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Calytsr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Crystal? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,989 people with the last name Crystal.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Crystal? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Crystal as their last name since less than 1 person in 149k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Crystal as a first name

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Popularity of Crystal as a last name

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Common last names for Crystal

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Wilson
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Jackson
  • White

Common first names for Crystal

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Crystal U.S.
  White 82.70% 64.26%
  African American 4.68% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.02% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.06% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.88% 16.26%

Of Last Name Crystal

People with the last name Crystal are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Crystal" mean? The list below shows the origins of Crystal as well as things modernly associated with the name Crystal such as celebrities named Crystal.

Latin

Origin and Meaning of Crystal

The name "Crystal" is of Latin origin, and it means "Earth Mineral or Brilliant Glass". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Crys"tal
Senses
  1. [Chem. & Min] The regular form which a substance tends to assume in solidifying, through the inherent power of cohesive attraction. It is bounded by plane surfaces, symmetrically arranged, and each species of crystal has fixed axial ratios. See Crystallization.
  2. The material of quartz, in crystallization transparent or nearly so, and either colorless or slightly tinged with gray, or the like; -- called also rock crystal. Ornamental vessels are made of it. Cf. Smoky quartz Pebble; also Brazilian pebble, under Brazilian.
  3. A species of glass, more perfect in its composition and manufacture than common glass, and often cut into ornamental forms. See Flint glass.
  4. The glass over the dial of a watch case.
  5. Anything resembling crystal, as clear water, etc."The blue crystal of the seas." [Byron.]

Etymology: OE. cristal, F. cristal, L. crystallum crystal, ice, fr. Gr. kry`stallos, fr. kry`os icy cold, frost; cf. AS. crystalla, fr. L. crystallum; prob. akin to E. crust. See Crust Raw

adjective Crys"tal
Consisting of, or like, crystal; clear; transparent; lucid; pellucid; crystalline.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A protective cover that protects the face of a watch
  2. Glassware made of quartz
  3. A crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices
  4. A rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces
  5. Colorless glass made of almost pure silica
  6. A solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  1. A female given name.
  2. A surname​.
  3. A ghost town in Colorado.
  4. A town in Maine.
  5. A city in Minnesota.
  6. A census-designated place town in New Mexico.
  7. A city/town in North Dakota.
  8. A town in Wisconsin.

Crystal was also found in the following language(s): German

Crystal Reed

Crystal Reed is an actress and model. Crystal was born in 1988 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

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Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle is a singer, actress, producer, and songwriter specializing in country pop music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Crystal was born in 1951 as Brenda Gail Webb.

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Crystal Bowersox

Crystal Bowersox is a singer-songwriter and actress specializing in rock, indie folk, acoustic, and blues music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Crystal was born in 1985 as Crystal Lynn Bowersox.

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Crystal Bernard

Crystal Bernard is a singer-songwriter and actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1982 to present. Crystal was born in 1961 as Crystal Lynn Bernard in Garland, Texas, U.S.

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Crystal Lowe

Crystal Lowe is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1997 to present. Crystal was born in 1981 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Crystal Knight

Crystal Knight is an adult biography. Crystal was born in 1973 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Crystal

Crystal City
Crystal City Marriott
Crystal City Restaurant
Crystal City Shops
Crystal City Sports Pub
Crystal Palace
Crystal Pepsi
Crystal Towers
Crystal Cruises
Crystal House

Notable Persons With the Last Name Crystal

Billy Crystal

Billy Crystal is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Billy was born in 1947 as William Edward Crystal in New York City, New York, U.S.

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What does the name Crystal mean?

Cis for comic, laughter is your tonic.

Ris for responsible, honoring your obligations

Yis for yearn, your innermost desires.

Sis for smile, it gives you face value.

Tis for treat, that you always are.

Ais for affectionate, to those that matter most to you

Lis for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

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