What does Kris mean?
VariationsKreatif forms: Kakris, Kekris, 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. during the years 1960-1969, 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%, down 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)