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Chris Meaning


What does Chris mean?

The name Chris is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Chris is "nickname for names beginning with chris-".

Chris is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 5 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Chris.

The Given Name Chris

Chris is good for parents who want a name that is delightful and classic.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

Solidly popular, this one is a keeper.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Chris Carter, and Chris Colfer.

Chris Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 14,092 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences. It ranked 614 in baby name popularity for boys with 437 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 16,345 in baby name popularity for girls with 5 occurrences. It ranked 593 in baby name popularity for boys with 457 occurrences.

View the Chris Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Chris has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Chris to other names.

Chris Related Names

Variants of the name Chris include Chriss, Cris, Cristi.

The name Krister is a form of Chris.

Famous Chriss

  • Chris ~ 2 hurricanes, 4 storms
  • Chris Carter ~ Football Player
  • Chris Colfer ~ Actor
  • Chris Cooper ~ Actor
  • Chris Cornell ~ Rock Musician
  • Chris Doleman ~ Football Player
  • Chris Evans ~ Actor
  • Chris Evert ~ Tennis Player
  • Chris Farley ~ Actor
  • Chris Hanburger ~ Football Player
  • Chris Hemsworth ~ Actor
  • Chris Hoy ~ Cycler
  • Chris Jones ~ Football Player
  • Chris Klein ~ Actor
  • Chris Lowell ~ Actor
  • Chris Martin ~ Rock Musician
  • Chris Mullin ~ Basketball Player
  • Chris Noth ~ Actor
  • Chris O'Donnell ~ Actor
  • Chris Paul ~ Basketball Player
  • Chris Penn ~ Actor
  • Chris Pine ~ Actor
  • Chris Pratt ~ Actor
  • Chris Rock ~ Actor
  • Chris Sarandon ~ Actor
  • Chris Tucker ~ Actor
  • Chris Watson ~ Australian Prime Minister (1904)

Chris Numerology

What will your new littleChris be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

Children named Chris are often frugal and reliable but most of all they are read more >>

Chris Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Chris in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Chris.

Just for fun, see the name Chris in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Chris in Nautical Flags page.