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Gender: F Meaning of Chris: "a Christian" Origin of Chris: Diminutive of Christina

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Chris is one of the longest-running and still most appealing unisex short forms, still used nearly equally for boys and girls. Though no longer fashionable, Chris still feels crisp and appropriate for both sexes.

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Famous People Named Chris

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert, American tennis player
Susan Christina "Chris" von Saltza, American Olympic swimmer
Chris Jansing (born Christine Ann Kapostasy), American TV journalist
Christine "Chris" O'Neil, Australian tennis player
Christine "Chris" McKendry, American sportscaster

Pop Culture References for the Name Chris

Christine Bridget "Chris" Riley, character on TV's "Blue Heelers"