What does Kris mean?
Kris /kris/ 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 history 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 from recent data), Christian (#42) and Christopher (#30). Usage of these forms of Kris reached its most widespread about 4 decades ago (average #165) and is now significantly lower (#396, ▼27.7%), with forms such as Chris becoming less in vogue. Christopher has been the most prominent, although Christian seems to be becoming a favorite too.
Thinking of names?
Kris▼ is alike in pronunciation to Chriss, Cris, Cruz▲, Kriss and Kruz. Other suggested similar baby names are Aris, Arris, Arvis, Baris, Boris, Elis, Enis, Faris, Idris, Jaris, Joris, Kai▲, Kail, Kain, Kari, Karim, Kass, Kees, Keir, Kevis, Keys, Kim▼, Kip▼, Kiril, Kit, Kori, Korin, Kraig▼, Kram, Krist, Kristo, Kurtis▼, Kyrie▲, Kyril, Luis▲, Moris, Nuris, Odis▼, Orsis, Otis▼, Paris▼, Reis and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kris.