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Cris (boy)

What does Cris mean?

Cris Pronunciation of Cris [cris] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Cris) is of Greek origin, and Cris means "bearing Christ". Cris is a Spanish form of Chris (Greek): short transcription of Christopher and Christian.

Associated with: greek.


Cris has 3 variants: Chriss, Kris and Kriss.

2 more different relations via Chris, Christopher: Kit and Kristo.

Creative forms:
(male) Cais, Crin, ..

(female) Cral, Crisi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cris Callen (C.C.), ..

How popular is Cris?

Cris is an uncommon first name for men. Cris is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Cris reached its top rank of #836 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Cris are Christopher (#32 from current records), Chris (#507), Kriss, Kris and Kit. Other forms, like Chriss, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Cris was widespread 45 years ago (average #936) and is now much reduced (#1423, 82.2% less usage), with forms like Chris going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cris, Chris, Christopher, Kit, Kris, Kriss in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cris is pronounced similarly to Cruz and Kruz. Other recommended names are Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Boris, Cai, Cain, Caio, Caius, Cass, Ceri, Chas, Chic, Chik, Chip, Cid, Ciril, Colis, Corie, Corin, Craig, Craik, Crain, Cram, Cree, Creik, Crew, Crispo, Cristy, Croy, Curtis, Cyril, Cyrus, Elis, Enis, Faris, Idris, Jaris, Joris, Luis, Moris, Nuris, Odis, Orsis, Otis, Paris, Reis and Tris. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cris.

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