What does Chris mean?
Chris /chris/ 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.
Affiliated boy name: Kit.Kreatif forms:
(male) Chrissey, Chrsey, ..
(female) Chrise, Chrissea, ..
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 #514 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a charted comparison of the usage of Chris and corresponding names. Prominent varying forms of Chris (#514 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000 are Christopher (#30 the previous year), Christian (#42), Kris, Kriss, Kit, Christos, Christie, Christy and Cris. Adoption of these relations of Chris was at its apex 44 years ago (average #1088) and has become much lower since (#1458, down 69%), 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.