Short form of Kristen or Kristina

Kris Origin and Meaning

The name Kris is a girl's name meaning "Christian".

Kris was once the ultimate cool cheerleader name, but now she's more likely to be a matriarch ala Kris Jenner.

Only five baby girls were named Kris in the US last year, though there are still several hundred baby girls named Kristina, Kristen and sisters every year, making this name far from unique, at least as a short form.

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Famous People Named Kris

  • Kristen Mary "Kris" JennerAmerican TV personality
  • Kristina "Kris" DörferGerman singer and actress
  • Kristina Bernadette "Kris" Cojuangco AquinoFilipina TV personality

Kris in Pop Culture

  • Krisplayable character in Pokemon Crystal
  • Krissole playable character in Deltarune