What does Kris mean?
Kris /kris/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Kris) is pronounced kris. It is of Scandinavian origin. Short form of names beginning with Kris-. Singer/actor Kris Kristofferson.
VariationsKreatif forms: Kakris, Kriski, Krissey. [more]
How popular is Kris?
Kris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#634 out of 1220, Top 52%) and an even more popular last name for all people (#65298 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Kris for boys. Kris entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #424 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular alternative forms of Kris rated in the Top 1000 are Chris (#514 last year), Christian (#42) and Christopher (#30). Usage of these boy names reached its most widespread during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.8343%) and is now significantly lower (usage 0.6035%, ▼27.7%), with the forms Chris and Kris becoming less in vogue. Christian (#42) and Christopher (#30) are two of the more trendy birth names in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for both names. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Kris and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)