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Kris (girl)

What does Kris mean?

Kris Pronunciation of Kris [kris] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Kris) is a Latin name, and Kris means "follower of Christ". Kris is an alternate spelling of Christina (Latin). Kris is also a variation of Krista (Czechoslovakian, Latin).


Kris has 3 variants: Chris, Cris and Khris.

19 more different relations via Christina, Krista: Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristy, Khristy, Kit, Krisina, Krissa, Krissie, Krissy, Kristel, Kristen, Kristi, Kristie, Kristin, Kristy, Kryssa, Krysta and Krysti.

Creative forms:
(female) Keis, Kleis, ..


Middle name pairings:
Kris Iman (K.I.), ..

How popular is Kris?

Kris is a very popular first name for females (#833 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#65298 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kris was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its top position of #347 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Kris appearing in the Top 2000 are Chris, Christina (#333 from recent data), Cris, Crissy, Crista, Cristi, Cristy, Kit, Krissy, Krista (#1697), Kristel, Kristen (#888), Kristi, Kristie, Kristin (#1871), Kristy and Krysta. These forms of Kris were popular during 1980-1989 (adoption of 2.8%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 0.1%, 97.2% less), with versions such as Cristy becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kris, Chris, Christina, Cris, Crissy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Crista, Cristi, Cristy, Kit, Krissy in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Krista, Kristel, Kristen, Kristi, Kristie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kristin, Kristy, Krysta in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Alis, Anis, Ardis, Artis, Avis, Caris, Cis, Doris, Edris, Elis, Eris, Idris, Iris, Isis, Kai, Kaia, Kait, Karas, Kari, Karie, Karin, Karis, Karisa, Karys, Kas, Kass, Keri, Kerin, Kia, Kim, Kiri, Kiria, Klio, Kloris, Kori, Korie, Korin, Krisi, Krisia, Kristl (see Crystal), Krisy, Kyria, Kyrie, Lis, Lois, Loris, Lyris, Maris, Meris, Neris, Nis, Paris, Pris, Sis, Tais and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kris.

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