Gender: Male Meaning of Chris: "one who carries Christ" Origin of Chris: English nickname for Christian, Christopher Chris's Popularity in 2018: #614

Chris Origin and Meaning

The name Chris is a boy's name of English origin meaning "one who carries Christ".

Chris is a long-running nickname used almost equally for boys and girls. While past its prime, Chris stands out as sounding completely appropriate for both sexes, perhaps because of its widespread use as a short form of both the popular Christopher and Christine. Chris manages to retain its crisp appeal even though its fashion moment is over.

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Rank in US: #614

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