Kristy Name Meaning & Origin
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
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
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
- Meanings and history of the name Kristy
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
Kristy Swanson, actress
Kristy McNichol, actress
- Kristy in song, story & screen
Song: Kristy, Are you doing okay? Artist: Offspring
Kristy Thomas from The Baby-Sitters Club books