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What does Kris mean?

Kris Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Chris. Also form of Christian. Also form of Christopher.


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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)

Kris entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its apex position of #392 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Kris rated in the Top 2000 are Chris (#614 FROM RECENT DATA), Christian (#55) and Christopher (#42). Usage of these forms of Kris reached its most widespread 5 decades ago (AVERAGE #159) and is now significantly lower (#677, 75.4%), with forms such as Kris becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kris, Chris, Christian, Christopher in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Kris is alike in pronunciation to Chris, Chriss, Cris, Cruz, Kriss and Kruz. Other suggested similar-sounding 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.