Meaning and Origin of: Crispin

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Curly

Family name origins & meanings

  • English and French : from the Middle English, Old French personal name Crispin, Latin Crispinus, a family name derived from crispus ‘curly-haired’ (see Crisp). This name was especially popular in France in the early Middle Ages, having been borne by a saint who was martyred at Soissons in ad c. 285 along with a companion, Crispinianus (whose name is a further derivative of the same word).
  • English and French : diminutive of Crisp.