Crispin

- this week

Gender: M Meaning of Crispin: "curly-haired" Origin of Crispin: Latin

The name Crispin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "curly-haired". Crispin and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet Boys!".

From the experts:

Crispin, which was introduced into the mainstream by actor Crispin Glover and which means "curly-haired" in Latin, has an image very much like its first syllable: crisp, autumnal, and colorful.

St. Crispin, the patron saint of shoemakers, died in the third century and, as rousingly referenced by Shakespeare, Henry V fought a great battle on St. Crispin's Day. Crispin Glover was actually named for the Shakespearean speech.

In the Harry Potter books, Crispin Cronk is an egyptophile wizard who kept several sphinxes in his backyard.

Crispian is an interesting, rarely used variation, as is Crispus, associated with African-American hero Crispus Atticus, the first colonist to die for independence in the Boston Massacre.

Find other names based on Crispin using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Crispin

Saint Crispin, 3rd-century Roman saint of shoemakers
Crispin Bonham-Carter, English actor
Crispin Glover, American actor
Crispin Freeman, American voice actor
Crispin Hunt, English singer from band Longpigs

Pop Culture References for the name Crispin

Crispin, one of the children in the movie "Daddy Day Care"
Crispin Blakeney, character in "The Heart of a Goof" (1926) by P. G. Wodehouse
Vulnerable to "crispy" teasing nicknames...

Crepin, Crispino, Crispo, Cris, Crispanius, Crispen, Crispian, Crispus, Crisspin

Crispin's International Variations

Crepin (French) Crispino (Italian) Crispo (Spanish) Krispin (Hungarian) Krispin (Czech)