What does Chris mean?
Chris [chris] as a boys' name 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.
Affiliated boy name: Kit.Creative forms:
(male) Chrissey, Chrsey, ..
(female) Chrce, Chrise, .. Middle name pairings:
Chris Aarush (C.A.), ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Chris for boys. Chris reached its apex rank of #60 in the U.S. in the 1960s, and is at #507 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Below is a charted study of the ranking of Chris and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Chris (#507 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Christopher (#32 the previous year), Christian (#43), Kris, Kriss, Kit, Christos, Christie, Christy and Cris. Adoption of these relations of Chris was at its apex 45 years ago (average #1088) and has become much lower since (#1458, down 70%), with versions like Chris falling out of fashion.
Chris▼ is pronounced similarly to Cruz▲. Other suggested similar 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.See names in meaning and etymology.