Kristy: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Kristy

Kristy

Pronunciation: KRIS-tee (key)

Origin of the name Kristy:

A short form of Christine, which is derived from the Latin Christiāna, which is from christiānus, a derivative of the Greek christianos (a Christian, a follower of Christ).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Kristy: | Edit

The spelling of the name with a "K" instead of a "C" is often used to disassociate the name with the names "Christian" or "Christiane" or "Christine". People I've met with this name, who do not practice the Christian religion, say the "Kr" spelling, rather than the "Chr" spelling, makes the name "secular". I don't think this is necessarily true, but I thought I'd add this for the sake of name trivia.

Personal experiences with the name Kristy: | Edit

My little sister is named Kristy (born 1995) and she does have to explain how to spell it a lot. People tend to assume it is spelled with a C. Also, sometimes people mishear her name and call her Chrissy. However, she likes the uniqueness of her name and told me she is happy she is not just another Sam as her class has a lot of Sams both male and female.

Nicknames for Kristy: | Edit

Kiki
Kricket
Kris

Meanings and history of the name Kristy: | Edit

Spelt KRISTY is the Scottish version of the Italian name Christiana, (the male equivalent being Christian), meaning female follower of Christ.

Famous real-life people named Kristy: | Edit

Kristy Swanson, actress
Kristy McNichol, actress

Kristy in song, story & screen: | Edit

Song: Kristy, Are you doing okay? Artist: Offspring
Kristy Thomas from The Baby-Sitters Club books

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