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Subject: Re: The history behind my name
Author: chazda   (Authenticated as chazda)
Date: September 9, 2004 at 10:40:04 PM
Reply to: The history behind my name by Crystal
I have a name dictionary (Dunkling 1983) that says this:

"Earliest use of this name was for men in Scotland and the north of England. Represented a diminutive of Christopher, and frequently appeared as Chrystal. This name itself had a diminutive Christie, or Christy. The feminine name, which has been used intermittently since the beginning of the century [20th], is a transferred use of the word 'crystal', with its suggestion of brightness and clarity, ultimately from Greek krystallos 'ice'."

- chazda

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