Crystal Name Meaning & Origin

Crystal

Pronunciation: KRIS-təl (key)

Origin of the name Crystal:

A 19th century coinage derived from the vocabulary word crystal, which denotes very clear, brilliant glass, or a clear, transparent quartz. Var: Cristell, Crystal, Crystell, Krystal.

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Comments and insights on the name Crystal: | Edit

The name is very beautiful and most girls I've known with that name were usually very pretty, with a fantastic personality. The name does have a lot of variations, and I've seen many in recent times. It's a name I always wished I had because its the one name you can find in the dictionary, it is associated with precious stones, its a very feminine name, with a sweet ring to it.

I personally love this name, I know 10 Crystals altogether and truly, 99% of them are physically attractive. I'm pregnant with a girl and Crystal us one of the names I've chosen for her : )

Crystal, Crystal, Crystal.... Pretty name.

My names is Crystal and I wouldn't change it for the world. I love my name because its apart of who I am, it was given to me by my Godmother when she laid eyes on me. She told my parents that I was the most precious and perfect little thing she had ever laid her eyes on.

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My mother, bestfriend and alot of lovely women I've come accross throughout my life have this name, and because of this I really would like to give this name to my soon to come babygirl.

My name is Krystal and I've also met alot of other girls with this name. Different spellings ofcourse, but same in meaning. Many people always ask how it is spelled, with a 'K' or a 'C' and I'm often told that I'm lucky to have such a nice name. My only wish is that there weren't sooo many other gals with the name, but I guess that's how it is with most names that people are attracted to.

Personally I like the name, it's worked for me since my parents first named me with it. It's a strong, thoughtful and creative name, and I don't think there is another that could match with the same properties." -Crystal.

My Crystal is a souvenir baby from the Arkansas quartz digging trip. I cannot wait to tell her when she's a teenager.

Nicknames for Crystal: | Edit

Cryss, Cryssie, Cryssie poo, Criss-criss

Meanings and history of the name Crystal: | Edit

It is a stone of the flint order, the most refined kind of quartz. The The ancients regarded the crystal as only pure water congealed into extreme hardness by great length of time.

Famous real-life people named Crystal: | Edit

Crystal Reed - American actress (Played Allison Argent on MTV's Teen Wolf.)
Crystal Cox, American Olympic medalist and a contestant on the reality show "Survivor: Gabon"
Crystal Gayle, country singer
Crystal Kay, Japanese singer and songwriter
Crystal Taliefero, American percussionist (Billy Joel band)
Crystal Waters, dance music singer and songwriter
Crystal McKellar, American actress and attorney

Crystal in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Crystal" by Elton John

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