Meaning and Origin of: Crisp
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First name origins & meanings:
- Latin : Curly
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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).