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Chris (girl)

What does Chris mean?

Chris Pronunciation of Chris [chris] as a girls' name (also used more generally as boys' name Chris) is of Latin origin, and Chris means "follower of Christ". Chris is an alternate spelling of Christian (Latin): from Latin Christianus. Chris is also a variation of Christina (Latin). Chris is also used as a derivative of Christine (French, Latin). See also Chriselda.

Variations

Chris has 2 variants: Cris and Kris.

20 more alternative forms via Christian, Christina, Christine: Chrissa, Chrissie, Chrissta, Chrissti, Chrissty, Chrissy, Christa, Christan, Christel, Christen, Christi, Christia, Christie, Christin, Christna, Christy, Crissy, Crista, Cristi and Cristy.

1 masculine form: Kit.

Creative forms:
(female) Cheris, Coris, ..

(male) Chrce, Chrsey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chris Jaylene (C.J.), ..

How popular is Chris?

Chris is a very popular first name for women (#528 out of 4276, Top 12%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#24386 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Chris was first listed in 1930-1939 and reached its top position of #263 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chris name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Chris outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Chrissie, Chrissy, Christa, Christan, Christel, Christen, Christi, Christian (#1694 in 2015), Christie, Christin, Christina (#333), Christine (#793), Christy, Cris, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristy and Kris are the popular varying forms of Chris appearing in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Chris reached its most widespread 5 decades ago (adoption of 2.79%) and has become much lower since (adoption 0.07%, 97.3%), with versions like Christian becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chris, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christa, Christan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christel, Christen, Christi, Christian, Christie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine, Christy, Cris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristy, Kris in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christin, Christina, Christine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Chris is alike in pronunciation to Khris. Other suggested similar names are Cari, Carie, Carin, Caris, Carisa, Carlis, Carys, Ceres, Ceri, Ceria, Cerisa, Cerise, Cerys, Chari, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Chels, Cheri, Cherie, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherish, Cherit, Chloris, Chrisie, Christl, Chrisy, Chyril, Ciri, Cis, Claris, Cloris, Cordis, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corisa, Cypris, Doris, Edris, Eris, Idris, Iris, Karis, Loris, Lyris, Maris, Meris, Neris, Paris, Pris, Thais and Tris. These names tend to be less frequently used than Chris.

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