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The first name 

Kristy is a first name typically given to girls, but in rare cases also used as a boys name.

When two girls called Kristy meet...

… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Kristy is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 girls have been named Kristy. In the SmartGenius ranking, Kristy is #2,750 on the list of most common girls names. In the entire USA, approximately 67,928 people – children, adults and seniors – currently bear the name Kristy. That is 0.02 % of all living Americans.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Kristy -
carrying the 80s and 90s into our century

This was a real surprise! Kristy is a name that has been around for a long time, but only really took off at the end of the 20th century. According to our SmartGenius statistics, it reached its highest rank at #50 in the year 1978, when 5,351 parents chose this name for their newborn daughter. This made Kristy much more popular than in previous generations, where it was so rare for several years that it was not even recorded in the statistics. Now, this name seems to have found its place and has established itself in the beginning of the 21st century as well.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Kristy was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Kristy - a popular player in the midfield

In 2022, Kristy ranked 5,448 in our SmartGenius statistics. In absolute figures, this means it was given to baby girls a total of 19 times. No one knows what names (or combinations of numbers and letters) will be popular 50 years from now, but given its consistent popularity, there is a good chance that Kristy will remain a universally popular name.

Kristy -
at home in every state from California to New York

The name Kristy may not be in the top rankings of the most popular girls’ names, but it is one of the few female given names, along with only 536 others, that can be found in every single state in the U.S. from Alaska to Florida and from California to New York. Of course, the name occurs more frequently in some states than in others – and Kristy is apparently especially popular in Utah. Although the name is not one of the top 100 most popular women’s names here either, one in 1,019 women in Utah is called Kristy. In total, that’s 1,146 women who feel addressed when the name Kristy is shouted loudly across Utah and who ensure that their name makes it to #267 in our SmartGenius ranking of the most common female names in this nice state. If you asked all women in the entire U.S. for their first name, you would hear Kristy as the answer a total of 67,928 times. This places Kristy at #429 in our SmartGenius statistics for the most popular women’s names in the whole of the USA. This is true for all currently living women across all states and age groups – the recent popularity of the name Kristy as a baby name is, of course, a bit different, as you can see from the statistics above.

Kristy has 6 letters 
and begins with a K

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter K is a real popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 7.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, S and M are more common for girls' names.

With six letters, the name Kristy is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that if 7.5% of all girls' names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the girls' names that begin with a K, Karen is the most common.

Other names with 
K, r, i, s, t and y

If you take all the letters in the name Kristy – K, r, i, s, t and y – and put them together again, you can form other names, such as Kirsty or others.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Kristy

If your name is Kristy and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Kristy

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Kristy, you can simply say:







This is how the name Kristy is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Kristy in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Kristy

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Kristy is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Kristy

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Kristy sounds like this: