Christa \ch-ris-ta, chr(i)-sta\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRIS-tah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Christa is "follower of Christ". Latinate short form of Christine and Christina. Probably originated in Germany. Chrysta's spelling may refer to the Greek word for "gold" or "golden".
For more information, see also the related name Trista.