Gender: Female Origin of Crystal: Gem name Crystal's Popularity in 2019: #773

Crystal Origin and Meaning

The name Crystal is a girl's name .

Peaking at #9 in 1982, Crystal's popularity in the 70s and 80s stems from its sparkling natural namesake and several notable bearers, like country music singer Crystal Gayle and Dynasty character Krystle Carrington. But it has since lost some of its luster for American parents, now ranking in the mid-600s. Ruby, Gemma and Pearl are fashionable alternatives, but nowadays Crystal could actually be a more unexpected choice for your little gem.

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Rank in US: #773

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Crystal's International Variations

Krystalle (German) Criostal (Irish Gaelic) Christelle, Christel (French) Chrystal (Irish)


Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


I'm just not that into it.

QueenieGuldbaek Says:


I know a Crystal who's my age (16).

ClearAsMe Says:


None of the Crystals I know are like that.

ClearAsMe Says:


This is my name, and I love it. I would never choose another name for myself. As an adult, I've received many compliments on my name. Crystals are beautiful, multifaceted, transparent, and they expose the hidden colors in light. I always prefered Crystal to Pearl or Ruby - though I've become more drawn to the name Pearl recently. I know several women who share our name, we all agree: please spell it Crystal!

ClearAsMe Says:


I love my name.

CrystalButterfly Says:



CBirdye Says:


My name is Crystal and I WANT to be an Interior designer. Is The name Partly shaping our personalities? I wouldn't blame it.

claudie11 Says:


I actually do know a Dr. Krystal who is very respected in her profession

CrystalJoy Says:


Dear Nameberry,
I love your site, but as others have mentioned I resent your description of this name. I love my name because it is familiar, but not too common and matches my personality and level of quirkiness perfectly. I have also had many compliments on it throughout the years. Furthermore, I would like to inform you that much of its sparkle is still left intact.

The sparkliest Crystal you ever did see

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Really because I know a Crystal I knew was Asian and had black hair

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I think a cute set of twins would be Lavendar Sienna and Crystal Eloise

LavenderLullabies Says:


Considering I actually know a Dr. Crystal, yes.

Ruby Byler Says:


I also LOVE the name Crystal. And when i think about the name i don't think about all the bad things that other people do, i think about the good things. I think about real crystals and how beautiful they are! I can only remember meeting one Crystal and i have only talked one full conversation and a couple small ones with her. And no I haven't talked to her in a while but we are Facebook friends. And i can say that only with those few conversations that we have had she makes the name Crystal only sound so much better. And i have never ounce thought anything bad about her because of her name. And the name fits her VERY well because she is a very beautiful person both inside and out! So if your name is Crystal and someone says something bad about your name, PLEASE don't listen to them. Because your name means something beautiful; a gem!!! :)

Megan Says:


Whatever thoughts pop into your head will be a reflection of yourself and how well-educated you are when you hear the name "Crystal". If you are in biochemistry or cellular and molecular biology or another STEM field, then you will probably think of entropy, thermodynamics, protein crystals and X-ray crystallography rather than Jerry Springer. The individuals that think this is a trashy stripper name or Barbie doll name or whatever are the ones who probably come from a disadvantaged background.

Anna Says:


I have always loved this name ever since I was a young girl. It is unfortunate that negative associations have badly damaged the beauty of this name. I think we can all agree that crystals are absolutely gorgeous, especially when they sparkle in the sunlight, radiating rainbows in all directions. In the 80's this name became popular among a not so classy part of society, think trailer trash. I think that people in that demographic gravitated to this name because they wanted their daughters to be associated with something as brilliant, beautiful, and special as a crystal. These people wanted a better life for their daughters, and I think the choice of this name reflects that. The invention of crystal meth didn't help the name either, but you can't exactly escape the fact that crystal is a scientific term for a solid material that contains atoms, molecules, and ions that arrange a highly ordered microscopic structure. Crystal meth is chemical that formulates into a crystal, but I doubt anyone has that in mind when naming their child. When I picture the name crystal I see the brilliant shimmering glass that was formed in nature. I think this name is both sonically and visually beautiful, and it is sad to me that others can't look past their own prejudges to see it.

Catastroffy Says:


In Britain this name is definitely fresh. I have never met a Crystal.
I never thought of it as a boy's name -- now that I do think of it, it's an appealing thought, although it might not be practical today.

WarriorCat87 (Disqus) Says:


It was once a boys name?!?!?!?!?!!!!

JessicaRK467 Says:


I think of bleached blonde hair and overly tanned skin when I hear the name Crystal...can you picture a Dr. Crystal? President Crystal? CEO Crystal? It's just hard to take this name seriously. It's sounds like a Barbie doll name.

DolphinLover17 Says:


I think its a beautiful name! Its not my favorite.

NaomiNY Says:


Three of my friends are named Crystal. One spells it "Crystal", another spells it "Christl", and another spells it "Chrystal".

TheHumanCanvas Says:


I think Crystal is a lovely name, actually - it definitely hasn't lost its sparkle. And Crystal Anna has just occurred to me as a first-middle combo... I wonder if this could make my list of possibilities for my daughter, if I have one?

Drunken Squid Says:


my name is crystal too i kinda want to become a engineer, my mom likes interior design but she's not good at it...

Plutophelia Says:


if you want to give this name to your kid, go ahead but they will resent you for it unless they want to see the glow of jerry springer lights.

crystal Says:


My name is Crystal and I'm an interior designer; I can honestly say that my name has worked in my favor concerning my business, people feel that it "fits" my personality and career choice. I have had little to no problem with my name. I honestly resent Nameberry's description and "analysis" of my moniker.

mabespark Says:


This just feels dry to me now - I have known way too many Crystals.

Guest Says:


I think of a girl in her 20s or 30s+ but it's in the Top 500 so I think it still has sparkle to it.

Guest Says:


Aww that's so special and meaningful Jocey.
If we have a daughter we're thinking of naming her Crystal Kathleen. :)
(I know Kathleen's a little old-fashioned, but it's a prominent family name. It's my middle name - I was named after both of my Grandmothers and 2 Aunts. Kathleen means 'pure', so it's a pretty name to pass on to my baby).

Jocey Says:


I agree. We're considering using this as a middle name in honor of a dear friend of mine who passed away a few years ago. I think it's a lovely name.

Guest Says:


Crystal is a beautiful name. I disagree with your description saying that the name has lost it sparkle.