Chris - Meaning of Chris
[ 1 syll. (c)hris, ch-r-is ] The baby girl name Chris is also used, and more frequently so, as a boy name. It is pronounced KRihS †. Chris is of Latin and English origin. It is used mainly in English and German. From the short form of other given names, but now used as an independent name in its own right.
In addition, Chris is a contracted form of the English Christabel.
Chris is also a contracted form of the English Christian.
Chris is also an English and German contracted form of the Dutch, English, German, Greek, and Scandinavian Christina.
Chris is also a familiar form of the English Crystal.
A form of the name is the English Chrys.
Chris is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1961, 0.075% of baby girls were named Chris. It was #215 in rank then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is of only sporadic use now. Within the family of girl names directly related to Chris, Christina was the most popular in 2018. Chris has in the last century been primarily given to boys. In 1977, 9 times more boys than girls were given the name Chris.
† Pronunciation for Chris: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Chris is Tennis Player, Chris Evert, born Christine Marie Evert 21 December 1954, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.