Krista name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Krista mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Krista

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Latvia says the name Krista is of Portuguese origin and means "Follower of Christ, Goddess of sea".
  2. 5 submissions from the United States and South Africa agree the name Krista means "Follower of Christ" and is of Finnish / Czech origin.
  3. According to a user from Denmark, the name Krista means "God of the sea".
  4. A submission from Maryland, U.S. says the name Krista means "Lover of god, kind and thoughtful".
  5. A submission from Wisconsin, U.S. says the name Krista means "Gift of god" and is of English origin.
  6. A user from North Carolina, U.S. says the name Krista is of English origin and means "Loving and caring to her children".
  7. A user from Virginia, U.S. says the name Krista means "Dreams".
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A spelling variant of Christa, a modern short form of Christina, partly borrowed from German Christa.

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek.

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

Notable Persons Named Krista

Notable Persons Named Krista

Krista Allen

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.

Krista and Tatiana Hogan

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

Bela Padilla

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.

Krista Tippett

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

Krista Ayne

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

Krista White

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

  • Krista Siegfrids
  • Krista Harrison
  • Krista Pärmäkoski
  • Krista Voda
    Tv Announcer
  • Krista Kosonen
  • Krista Kiuru
    Minister of Education
  • Krista Branch
  • Krista Nell
  • Krista Phillips
  • Krista van Velzen
  • Krista Guloien

Notable Persons With the Last Name Krista

Notable Persons With the Last Name Krista

Lavickova 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.


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 810th 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 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 73,582 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 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Krista ranks 90th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 68 babies in Wisconsin have the same name in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Krista: The name spelled backwards is Atsirk. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Katisr. 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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