English nickname for Christian, Christopher
"one who carries Christ"

Chris Origin and Meaning

The name Chris is both a boy's name and a girl'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.
# 660 in the US

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Famous People Named Chris

  • Christopher Paul "Chris" ColferAmerican actor, singer and author
  • Christopher Robert "Chris" EvansAmerican actor
  • Christopher Thomas "Chris" HemsworthAustralian actor
  • Christopher Whitelaw "Chris" PineAmerican actor
  • Christopher Anthony John "Chris" MartinEnglish musician
  • Christopher Joseph "Chris" ColumbusAmerican filmmaker
  • Christopher Ryan "Chris" HardwickAmerican comedian and host of "Talking Dead"
  • Christopher Percy Gordon "Chris" BlackwellEnglish reggae producer
  • Christopher "Chris" O'DowdIrish actor and comedian
  • Chris ColeAmerican pro skateboarder
  • Chris ReedJapanese ice dancer
  • Christopher Dwayne "Chris" TomlinAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Chris HaslamCanadian pro skateboarder
  • Chris Omprakash SharmaAmerican rock climber
  • Chris Cornelllate American musician
  • Christopher Eugene "Chris" O'DonnellAmerican actor
  • Christopher Michael "Chris" PrattAmerican actor
  • Christopher Shannon "Chris" PennAmerican actor
  • Christopher "Chris" TuckerAmerican actor
  • Christopher Julius "Chris" Rock IIIAmerican actor
  • Christopher David "Chris" NothAmerican actor
  • Christopher Crosby "Chris" FarleyAmerican actor
  • Christopher William "Chris" CooperAmerican actor
  • Christopher Joseph "Chris" IsaakAmerican musician
  • Christopher Maurice "Chris" BrownAmerican singer
  • Christopher Adam "Chris" DaughtryAmerican musician
  • Christopher Anton "Chris" KnightAmerican actor
  • Christopher John "Chris" WeitzAmerican film director
  • Christopher Roy "Chris" SuttonEnglish footballer
  • Christopher Roland "Chris" WaddleEnglish footballer
  • Christopher Sean "Chris" LoweEnglish musician
  • Chris DysonAmerican racing driver
  • Christopher William Gerard "Chris" HughtonIrish footballer
  • Chris YoungbloodAmerican pro wrestler
  • Christopher Aubrey "Chris" ShiflettAmerican guitarist
  • Christopher "Chris" Scott ThileAmerican mandolinist
  • Christopher "Chris" WallaceAmerican TV host
  • Christopher "Chris" FallerAmerican bassist
  • Chris HemsworthAustralian actor
  • Chris Brown "Christopher Mason"American model
  • Christopher "Chris" StarkBritish radio personality
  • Christopher James "Chris" KendallBritish vlogger
  • Chris SullivanAmerican actor and musician
  • Christopher "Chris" Lloyd SmallingEnglish professional footballer
  • Christopher "Chris" HenchyAmerican screenwriter and producer

Chris in Pop Culture

  • P'tit(e) Chrisa character on TV's "Le coeur a ses raisons"
  • Chris Caldwellcharacter on TV's "The OC"
  • Chris Griffincharacter on TV's "Family Guy"
  • Chris Stevenscharacter on TV's "Northern Exposure"
  • Christopher "Chris" Dollangangercharacter from the Dollanganger series by V.C. Andrews
  • Dr. Christopher Alexander "Chris" Warnercharacter on New Zealand soap "Shortland Street"
  • Christopher "Chris" Traegercharacter on TV's "Parks and Recreation"
  • Christos "Chris" Pappascharacter on Australian soap "Neighbours"
  • Christopher "Chris" Rodonanté Cwejcharacter in the "Virgin New Adventures" series
  • Christopher Francis "Chris" Tatecharacter on British soap "Emmerdale"
  • Chris Redfieldcharacter in Resident Evil video game series
  • Christopher "Chris" Milescharacter on British TV's "Skins"
  • Christopher Perry "Chris" Halliwellcharacter on TV's "Charmed"
  • Chris Graycharacter on British soap "Coronation Street"
  • Chris Thorndykecharacter on "Sonic X"
  • Christopher "Chris" Michael Taubcharacter on TV's "House M.D."
  • Chris Walkercharacter in the game "Outlast"
  • Chris Robinsoncharacter on "Sesame Street"
  • Chris "Remy" Rembrandt a.k.a. Springheelcharacter in the "Commitment" campaign of the podcast "The Adventure Zone"