What does Chris mean?


▼ as a boys" name (also used less widely as girls" name Chris) is pronounced kris. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chris is "bearing Christ". Short form of Christopher and Christian. Actors Chris Cooper, Chris O"Donnell, Chris Sarandon; comedians Chris Tucker, Chris Rock; basketball player Chris Webber.STARTS WITH Chr-



VARIANTS Chriss, Cris, Kris▼


RELATIONS VIA CHRISTIAN, CHRISTOPHER Christan, Christer, Christie, Christo, Christof, Christos, Christy, Cristy, Kriss

FEMININE FORMS Chriselda, Christina

CREATIVE FORMS(male) Ciris, .. (female) Chrce, .. MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGSChris Harper (C.H.), ..

How popular is Chris?

Chris is a very popular first name for males (#96 out of 1220, Top 8%) and also a very popular surname for all people (#24386 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

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Chris reached its apex rank of #60 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #614 presently. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)



Which version is better?

Prominent varying forms of Chris (#614 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) listed in the Top 2000 are Christopher (#42), Christian (#55), Kit (#1755), Christie, Christos, Christy, Cris, Kris and Kriss. Adoption of these relations of Chris was at its apex 48 years ago (AVERAGE #1088) and has become much lower since (#1446, DOWN 75%), with versions like Chris falling out of fashion.

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Similar Names

Chris▼ is pronounced similarly to Cruz▲. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Aris, Arris, Baris, Boris, Ceri, Chai, Chaim▲, Chaps, Charls, Chas▼, Chess, Chic, Chik, Chip, Ciril, Colis, Corie, Corin, Curtis▼, Cyril▼, Cyrus▲, Faris, Idris▲, Jaris, Joris, Moris, Nuris, Paris▼ and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Chris.