[ 2 syll. (c)hris-ta, ch-ri-sta ] The baby girl name Christa is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced KRIHS-Tah in English or KRIHS-Taa in German †. Christa's origin is Latin, and its use, English, German, and Scandinavian. Christa is a contracted form of the Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Christina.
Christa is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1986, 0.082% of baby girls were named Christa. It had a ranking of #178 then. The baby name has markedly slipped in popularity since then, and is used only on a very modest scale now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Christa, Christina was the most popular in 2018. Christa has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Christa include Chrysta, Crista, Crysta, Krista, Carsta, Chirsty, Christanne, Christi, Christie, Christos, Christy, Chrysti, Chrystie, Chrystos, Chrysty, Crestee, Crestey, Cresti, Crestie, and Cresty.
† Pronunciation for Christa: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Christa:
Astronaut Christa McAuliffe, born Sharon Christa Corrigan 2 September 1948 - 28 January 1986, Boston, Massachusetts.
Model Nico, born Christa Päffgen 16 October 1938 - 18 July 1988, Cologne, Germany.