Name Chris Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Chris


Chris is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Chris thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Chris?

Chris is a short form of Christina, Christiane, Christian or Christopher and therefore is a unisex name.

What does the name Chris mean?

Chris means “a Christian“ or “follower of Christ” and “anointed” (from ancient Greek “khrístós/χρίστός” = anointed one or “khrío/χρίω” = to anoint, originally from Hebrew “mashíakh/מָשִׁיחַ” = anointed/messiah).

Pronunciation of Chris

Variants of the name Chris

Kris Kriss

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Popularity of the name Chris

The name Chris is ranked #3126 overall.

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