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What does Kriss mean?

Kriss Pronunciation of Kriss [kriss] as a name for boys is of Greek derivation, and Kriss means "bearing Christ". Kriss is an alternate spelling of Christopher (Greek): from Khristophoros.

Associated with: greek.


Kriss has 3 variants: Chris, Cris and Kris.

4 more alternative forms via Christopher: Kit, Kitt, Kristo and Kristos.

Creative forms:
(male) Kaiss, Keriss, ..

(female) Krily, Krisa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kriss Jesus (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kriss?

Kriss is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#19248 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Kriss was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #1836 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kriss name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Chris (#507 a year ago), Christopher (#32), Cris, Kit and Kris are the popular variation forms of Kriss appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Kriss reached the peak of their popularity during 1970-1979 (adoption of 3.06%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.54%, 82%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kriss, Chris, Christopher, Cris, Kit, Kris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kriss is pronounced similarly to Chriss and Kruz. Other suggested similar names are Arliss, Bliss, Boriss, Kass, Krist and Kurtiss (see Kurtis). Like Kriss, these names are not commonly used.

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