Quick Facts on Cristal
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Characteristics of Cristal
Etymology & Historical Origin - Cristal
Cristal is the Spanish word for Crystal. Crystal comes from the Greek word “krystallos” which means “ice”. In Olde English, the word “cristal” was used to signify high-quality cut glass which was suggestive of a precious gemstone. The crystal quartz is found high in the ice-cold Alps (Switzerland and France) and the ancient people believed them to be frozen ice which magically did not melt. The crystal is often a symbol of magical powers (think: the crystal ball) and is said to harness strong spiritual healing powers representing the universal source of knowledge. A diamond is a type of crystal and both are considered the gemstone for April. Because crystals are transparent, they are also associated with ideals of clarity and purity. As a given name, Crystal was coined for girls in the late 19th century around the time other gemstone names became fashionable (Ruby, Amber, Jade). Cristal is also familiarly known as a brand of expensive French champagne, supplying the name with a dose of luxurious extravagance.
Popularity of the Name Cristal
Cristal first appeared on the U.S. female naming charts in 1971, but the name didn’t really take hold until the 1980s. Essentially Cristal rode the wave of popularity produced by Crystal (particularly in the 1980s and 90s). Today, however, while Crystal/Krystal are still used with respectable moderation, Cristal is no longer in Top 1000 circulation (making this particular spelling of the name quite rare). Given its connection to the pricey French champagne, some folks find Cristal a bit too pretentious.
Popularity of the Girl Name Cristal
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Cristal
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Cristal
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Popular Songs on Cristal
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Children's Books on the Baby Name Cristal
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Famous People Named Cristal
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Children of Famous People Named Cristal
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Cristal - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
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Personality of the Girl Name Cristal
The number one personality is a leader - strong and competitive. They are willing to initiate action and take risks. One personalities work hard toward their endeavors and have the ability to apply their creative and innovative thinking skills with strong determination. They believe in their ability to succeed and are too stubborn to be hindered by obstacles. Ones meet obstacles head-on with such mental vigor and energy that you better step aside. They resent taking orders, so don't try telling them what to do either. This is an intensely active personality, but they are also known as starters rather than finishers. They have a propensity to become bored and will move quickly to the next project if not properly challenged. They are the ones to think up and put into action new and brilliant ideas, but they are not the ones to stick around and manage them. This personality has an enthusiastic and pioneering spirit. They are distinctly original.
Variations of the Baby Name - Cristal