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Gender: Male 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 Unique Boy Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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.

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Popularity

Crispin is #760 on Nameberry

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Famous People Named Crispin

Pop Culture References for the name Crispin

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

Crispin's International Variations

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

Comments

headintheclouds Says:

2017-05-30T21:48:45

As other commenters have pointed out, all I can hear is the word crisp with regards to Crispin, which just makes me think of crisps/potato chips. Plus "crisp" is on the same level of grating to me as "moist" is to most people, so Crispin isn't really my cup of tea as names go, although it is an unusual name with roots and a distinctive eccentric style (which I normally would like). I prefer similar-ish Caspian, which I actually do like and would recommend.

dorris_the_brilliant Says:

2017-04-03T20:56:30

"Hey what you doing?"
"I'm just crispin up this bacon"

Josie1497 Says:

2016-12-07T07:40:39

I wish I could like this name but I too just hear the word crispy. Literally all I could think about when I heard this name was crispy bacon, which is weird but the first thing I thought of. I think to block out the crispy/food connotation, there would have to be some really strong, almost universal associations with the name. Like a really famous person or character (think Hazel from the Fault in our Stars).

raevynstar Says:

2014-12-26T17:24:30

I like this name, mostly because of the novel, "The Cross of Lead" by Avi.

DearestJules Says:

2014-12-16T06:03:19

I get the appeal of this name (like Catastroffy mentioned, Crispin has a "crip amber leaf feel") but in my mind the first syllable just makes me think of potato chips.

Catastroffy Says:

2014-11-15T20:11:56

I love the crisp amber leaf feel, and the interest which rarely-heard names give me, but there could be teasing potential. Crispy Crispin! Crispin the Crisp!

Lissie_Love Says:

2014-07-05T02:17:57

It sounds like the word crisping, I imagine someone saying, "I'm making chicken wings for dinner, they're Crispin in the oven"