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Kris meaning and name origin
Kris \k-ris\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kris), is pronounced kris. It is of Scandinavian origin. Short form of names beginning with Kris-. Singer/actor Kris Kristofferson.
For more information, see also related names Chris, Christian and Christopher. Baby names that sound like Kris are Cris and Kriss. Other similar baby names are Aris, Krist and Tris.
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Popularity of Kris
Kris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#634 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
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