Meaning and Origin of: Crisp

Save Name

First name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Curly

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus.
  • Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’.
  • Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin (see Crispin).