Chris name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 13th, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Latin and Old Greek
Usage: English, Gujarati, English, German, Irish, Greek, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Greenlandic
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Chris ch-ris
Meaning: Bearer of Christ or Anointed, Form of Christopher, Christian Woman and Disciple of Christ
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What does Chris mean?

Meaning of Chris is Bearer of Christ or Anointed, Form of Christopher, Christian Woman or Disciple of Christ used for both genders and originated from Old Greek and Latin is principally used in Finnish, Norwegian, Greek, English, German, Gujarati, Danish, Greenlandic, Irish and Swedish..

Chris is English equivalent of Christian. Also Chris is Greek and English equivalent of Christopher. Also Chris is English equivalent of Names Beginning with Chris- / Cris- / Kris-. The name is celebrated on November 12th.

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How do I pronounce Chris?

ch-ris is the most common way to pronounce one syllabled Chris. It can also be pronounced as kriss.

Variants of Chris

Chres, Crispus, Chrisangel, Christian, Christopher, Christianus, Chrestian, Christo, Chrisline, Christé, Christiandaniel, Christophoros, Christophorus, Chrisopher, Christoph, Christoff, Christopherjohn

Names that rhyme with Chris

How popular is the name Chris?

Chris was among the very popular names in United States. Since emerging in 1880 around 167444 babies have been given the first name. At the peak of its usage in 1966, 7207 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 55th position.

However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 240 years but still dominating the charts. In addition to that, the first name has been in the top 100 baby names 16 times

Chris is a common name in France given to over 5100 babies in 83 years.

When at the peak of its usage in 1992, the moniker grabbed the 268th spot and 204 baby boys were given the name. Also, In Netherlands, Chris was once a common name since emerging in 2015 it has been given to over 451 babies.

When at its peak in 2015,. However after 5 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts.

Chris is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 600 names.

In 2004, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 572 on boy names chart when 49 babies were named Chris. Over 785 people have been named Chris in England and Wales.

Also, in Switzerland, it has been in use since 1998 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2002, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 197 on boy names chart when 38 babies were named Chris.

There are over 468 babies that have been given the name Chris in Switzerland.

Chris is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, although it has been in use since 1991 but could not make beyond the top 300.

Over 172 people have been named Chris in Ireland. Also, it is among the top 400 boy names in Belgium. Over 333 babies in Belgium have been named Chris. However things change on global perspective, Chris is extremely popular in England where every 1 in 400 have the name as well as in, Canada and Australia.

Also the baby name is popular in Sudan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Congo, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, Malaysia, Egypt, Poland, Germany, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Scotland, DR Congo, Uganda, Wales, Sri Lanka, Libya, Burundi, Malawi, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, Indonesia, China, Zambia, Liberia and Angola.

As per our estimate, over 2120000 babies have been bestowed Chris around the globe.

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Chris in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Chris?

You are intelligent and independent. You would be perfect in the film industry, music industry, writing columns for an influential paper or website or work in a shelter for homeless people or animals. You have issues with yourself, is what your soul urge number 9 reveals about your emotional state. You are a walking inspiration with an amazing aura. You want to do everything as planned in life.

Other names liked by soon-to-be-parents that are similar to Chris

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  •  Piri - Prevalently used in Swedish and Finnish, Piri is rooted from Latin is used for both sexes. Piri is Finnish cognate of Pirita. Also Piri is equivalent of Pirjeri in Finnish language
  •  Laurentia specifically is used in Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish came from Latin, meaning of Laurentia is "Laurel or Laurel Wreath" is used as a girl name
  •  Graciela - Loved Graciela commonly is used in Spanish and English aimed at both boys and girls. Its origin is in Latin, meaning of Graciela is "Grace, Thank You or Charm"
  •  Lucien - Lucien's meaning is Born At Daybreak or Light is used principally in English and Finnish is a unisex name has its origin in Latin and Old Greek
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Sibling Names for Chris

Are you considering naming your baby boy Chris? If so, you may want to give him a sibling name that complements his own. Here are some ideas for names that go well with Chris, ranging from classic to modern and unique options.

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Famous people named Chris

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