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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 boy names Chris, Christian and Christopher.


Kris is a somewhat popular first name for males (#634 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Kris for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Kris name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kris and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chris, Christian, Christopher and Kris. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christian, Christopher, Kris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kris is also pronounced similarly to Cris, Kriss and Kruz. Other suggested similar baby names are Aris, Kraig, Krist and Tris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Kris.


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