Chris

Chris - A very unique male name



  Apr 24,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Chris, meaning one who carries Christ, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #669. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Chris and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Chris? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Chris. The baby boy name Chris was given to 603 baby boys in 2012, ranking #431 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,721 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Chris peaked in popularity 53 years ago in 1966 on position 55.



Famous with this name

Chris Evans
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pine


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Chris is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Chris is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #215 - and is the least popular in Ohio at position #953.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Chris is where you live.


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Chris origin and meaning

Chris is a 5 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means one who carries Christ. To see famous people named Chris, pop culture references for the name Chris and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Chris

We've found the following names that sound similar to Chris, sorted by popularity.

Craig / Cruz / Cyrus / Cris / Cross / Chirag / Criss / Corky / Croix / Cruise /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012431
2011474
2010401
2009358
2008344
2007350
2006359
2005395
2004397
2003392
2002380
2001380
2000393
1999398
1998411
1997437
1996422
1995466
1994488
1993473
1992476
1991445
1990447
1989406
1988401
1987385
1986356
1985322
1984315
1983304
1982289
1981261
1980234
1979188
1978174
1977159
1976154
1975131
1974116
197396
197281
197168
197063
196966
196864
196760
196655
196560
196465
196359
196260
196157
196063
195971
195893
1957119
1956128
1955140
1954159
1953168
1952160
1951173
1950179
1949168
1948173
1947182
1946206
1945242
1944261
1943293
1942319
1941330
1940338
1939373
1938395
1937420
1936406
1935447
1934446
1933511
1932403
1931525
1930511
1929497
1928514
1927525
1926479
1925515
1924491
1923528
1922563
1921597
1920463
1919610
1918452
1917536
1916507
1915468
1914468
1913527
1912484
1911669

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia215
New York261
New Jersey289
California301
Florida322
Connecticut362
Texas380
Maryland395
Massachusetts396
Arizona407
Kentucky417
Virginia442
Georgia458
Oklahoma481
Pennsylvania501
Illinois518
Iowa527
Kansas602
North Carolina630
Colorado641
Wisconsin658
Michigan665
Oregon667
Indiana674
Washington686
South Carolina708
Tennessee711
Minnesota840
Louisiana849
Ohio953

Even more about Chris


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Chris a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Chris?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1966
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Chris
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 2,721
Letter count 5
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +603

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