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Chris meaning and name origin
Chris \ch-ris\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Chris), is pronounced kris. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chris is "bearing Christ". Short form of Christopher and Christian. Cris is a Spanish form. Actors Chris Cooper, Chris O'Donnell, Chris Sarandon; comedians Chris Tucker, Chris Rock; basketball player Chris Webber.
Chris has 3 variant forms: Chriss, Cris and Kris.
For more information, see also the related name Kit.
Baby names that sound like Chris are Kriss, Cruz and Curcio.
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Popularity of Chris
Chris is a very popular first name for men (#96 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29193 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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