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First Name
73k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
223
in the U.S.
in 2010

Krista

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219k Kristen (German)
180k Kristin (German)
135k Kristina (Slavic)
84k Kristine (Scandinavian)
53k Kirsten (German)
3k Karsten (German)
3k Kerstin (Scandinavian)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1937 6 6 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 5 5 0
1945 8 8 0
1946 28 28 0
1947 40 40 0
1948 36 36 0
1949 65 65 0
1950 111 111 0
1951 129 129 0
1952 154 154 0
1953 171 171 0
1954 217 217 0
1955 241 241 0
1956 241 241 0
1957 238 238 0
1958 238 238 0
1959 302 302 0
1960 314 314 0
1961 345 345 0
1962 448 448 0
1963 528 528 0
1964 614 614 0
1965 752 752 0
1966 846 846 0
1967 865 865 0
1968 1,047 1,047 0
1969 1,322 1,322 0
1970 2,596 2,589 7
1971 2,417 2,412 5
1972 2,062 2,050 12
1973 1,959 1,954 5
1974 1,815 1,807 8
1975 1,698 1,693 5
1976 1,601 1,594 7
1977 1,770 1,762 8
1978 1,743 1,734 9
1979 2,219 2,214 5
1980 2,537 2,530 7
1981 1,848 1,848 0
1982 1,702 1,695 7
1983 2,053 2,043 10
1984 2,179 2,170 9
1985 2,188 2,182 6
1986 3,065 3,054 11 #93 girl name
1987 2,559 2,550 9
1988 2,572 2,567 5
1989 2,231 2,224 7
1990 2,143 2,143 0
1991 1,912 1,912 0
1992 2,034 2,028 6
1993 1,896 1,896 0
1994 1,626 1,626 0
1995 1,468 1,468 0
1996 1,312 1,312 0
1997 1,078 1,078 0
1998 943 943 0
1999 806 806 0
2000 695 695 0
2001 621 621 0
2002 595 595 0
2003 679 679 0
2004 526 526 0
2005 481 481 0
2006 408 408 0
2007 355 355 0
2008 311 311 0
2009 254 254 0
2010 222 222 0
2011 185 185 0
2012 178 178 0
2013 142 142 0
2014 118 118 0
2015 124 124 0

Fun Facts about the name Krista

  • How many people with the first name Krista have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73,243 babies born with the first name Krista in the United States. That's more than enough people named Krista to occupy the country of Dominica with an estimated population of 71,293 (as of May 14, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Krista? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Krista first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Krista is Tuesday, November 25th, 1890.
  • What year had the most people named Krista born? The highest recorded use of the first name Krista was in 1986 with a total of 3,054 babies. That's a lot of babies named Krista!
  • Random Krista Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Krista ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 8 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Krista: Your name in reverse order is Atsirk. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tikrsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Krista? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 223 people with the last name Krista.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Krista? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Krista as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Krista as a first name

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Common last names for Krista

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Krista U.S.
  White 87.89% 64.26%
  African American 3.14% 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 5.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Krista

People with the last name Krista are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Krista

The name "Krista" is of Scandinavian origin, and it means "Christian". It's a name commonly given to girls.

A spelling variant of Christa, a modern short form of Christina, partly borrowed from German Christa.

  1. A female given name.

Krista was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, Icelandic, and Latvian

Krista Allen

Krista Allen is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Krista was born in 1972 in Ventura, California, U.S.

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Krista Ayne

Krista Ayne is an adult biography. Krista was born in 1982 in Staten Island, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Krista

Krista Keller
Krista Morton
Krista White
Krista Tippett
Krista Voda
Krista Drobac
Krista Ranillo
Krista Visentin

What does the name Krista mean?

Kis for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Sis for serene, your calm time.

Tis for tasteful, the way you communicate.

Ais for admirers, and all that you have!

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