Crystal \c-rys-tal, cr(y)-stal\ as a girl's name is pronounced KRISS-tal. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Crystal is "ice". 19th century coinage. A transparent quartz gemstone, usually colorless, that can be cut to reflect brilliant light. The TV series "Dynasty" made the name famous in the 1980s with a character named Krystle. Chrystal a variant spelling probably influenced by Greek "khrysos" meaning "gold". Cr- spellings are Spanish/Italian.
Crystal has 31 variant forms: Christal, Christalle, Christel, Christella, Christelle, Chrystal, Chrystalle, Chrystalynn, Chrystel, Chrystle, Cristal, Cristalle, Cristalyn, Cristel, Cristella, Cristle, Crysta, Crystalann, Crystalina, Crystall, Chrystalla, Crystalyn, Crystalynn, Crystel, Crystell, Khristalle, Khrystle, Kristle, Krystal, Krystalle and Krystle.
For more information, see also the related name Christina.