Krista

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

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Origin and Meaning of Krista

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

Wiktionary

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

Notable Persons Named Krista

Krista Allen is an actress, model, and actor. She was most prominent from 1994 to present. Krista was born on April 5th, 1971 in Ventura, California, United States. Krista is also known as Krista Allen-Moritt.

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Krista was born Krista and Tatiana Hogan on October 25th, 2006 in Vancouver.

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Bela Padilla is an actress and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2008 to present. Bela was given the name Krista Cariño Sullivan on May 3rd, 1991 in Makati.

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Krista Tippett is a journalist. Krista was given the name Krista Weedman on November 9th, 1960.

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Krista was born on July 30th, 1982 in Staten Island.

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Krista was born on December 19th, 1984 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Krista

Lavickova was born on December 15th, 1917 in Ostrava. Lavickova is also known as Krista Hatschek (maiden name) and Kristl Lavicka. She died on August 11th, 1944.

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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 1,699 1,694 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 2,054 2,044 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 1,627 1,627 0
1995 1,467 1,467 0
1996 1,312 1,312 0
1997 1,078 1,078 0
1998 944 944 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 255 255 0
2010 222 222 0
2011 185 185 0
2012 178 178 0
2013 143 143 0
2014 118 118 0
2015 125 125 0
2016 96 96 0

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Popularity of Krista as a first name

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Popularity of Krista as a last name

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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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Fun Facts about the name Krista

  • How Popular is the name Krista? Krista is the 785th most popular name of all time. As a last name Krista was the 84,136th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Krista have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73,345 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 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Utah. Imagine that, 45 babies in Utah 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 Tskira. 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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  • 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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