Today's name: Crisanta & Chrysanthe
Chrysanthe can also be spelled Chrysanthea (kris-SAN-thee-uh) and Chrysantha.
Crisanta's alternate is Crisantha (kriss-ANN-tha)
Potential nicknames: Cris, Crissa, Crissy, Cristie, Santa, Thea
Origin: Crisanta is the Spanish variant of the Old Greek, meaning "golden flower," which probably referenced the chrysanthemum, which most people associate it with today. The traditional Old Greek spelling is Khrysanthe, pronounced kris-ANN-thee, from the words chrysos and anthos. It is the feminine form of Chrysanthos, which all of the variants come from.
Popularity: There were no babies named Crisanta or Chrysanthe in 2010 or 2011.
Fun fact: (1) Chrysanthos (male) was a third century Egyptian saint, who was not very well known.
Middle name ideas: Crisanta and Chrysanthe may sound too exotic for most American parents, so a more modern-sounding, simple, traditional middle name might make it perfect, although these rare names are not for everyone.