Chris - boys name

Chris name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 77%

Chris name meaning:

The name Chris is typically a short form of the name Christopher, which has Greek origins. It is derived from the Greek word "christos," meaning "anointed" or "chosen one." Chris has become a popular name in many English-speaking countries and has been used as both a given name and a nickname.

The name Chris carries connotations of strength, resilience, and leadership. It is often associated with individuals who possess qualities such as determination, ambition, and a strong sense of self. People named Chris tend to be confident, charismatic, and natural-born leaders.

In addition to these qualities, the name Chris is also associated with a warm and friendly personality. Those named Chris are often seen as approachable, down-to-earth, and reliable. They tend to have an easy-going nature and are known for their ability to connect with others. Overall, the name Chris signifies a person who is both strong-willed and kind-hearted, making it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that reflects these characteristics.

Origin: Greek

Form of Christopher. Christ-bearer.


Unisex names

Related names

Christopher , Chris , Chrissy , Christa, Christina , Christof, Christofer , Christoff, Christoforus, Christophe, Christophoros, Christy , Chrystal, Cris, Cristobal, Cristoforo, Cristy, Khristopher, Kitt , Kristof , Kristofer, Kristoff, Kristoffer, Kristofor, Kristopher , Krystof, Krystopher, Krzysztof , Risto

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Overall UK ranking: 1078 out of 4789

26 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Chris

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