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165k
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Chris

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Greek
  • #423 All Time
Girls
Boys

How popular is the name "Chris" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 49 0 49
1881 52 0 52
1882 39 0 39
1883 47 0 47
1884 57 0 57
1885 50 0 50
1886 62 0 62
1887 46 0 46
1888 59 0 59
1889 42 0 42
1890 32 0 32
1891 32 0 32
1892 49 0 49
1893 40 0 40
1894 45 0 45
1895 41 0 41
1896 53 0 53
1897 35 0 35
1898 33 0 33
1899 36 0 36
1900 45 0 45
1901 26 0 26
1902 37 0 37
1903 35 0 35
1904 27 0 27
1905 25 0 25
1906 30 0 30
1907 29 0 29
1908 37 0 37
1909 48 0 48
1910 32 0 32
1911 43 0 43
1912 76 0 76
1913 81 0 81
1914 134 8 126
1915 145 0 145
1916 148 0 148
1917 151 6 145
1918 179 0 179
1919 135 7 128
1920 191 11 180
1921 153 6 147
1922 181 12 169
1923 170 14 156
1924 192 14 178
1925 189 7 182
1926 180 13 167
1927 168 15 153
1928 185 20 165
1929 186 16 170
1930 186 14 172
1931 169 15 154
1932 230 22 208
1933 159 17 142
1934 194 14 180
1935 200 19 181
1936 210 20 190
1937 223 26 197
1938 254 26 228
1939 276 30 246
1940 348 32 316
1941 365 44 321
1942 452 70 382
1943 548 102 446
1944 635 106 529
1945 680 129 551
1946 1,029 202 827
1947 1,439 322 1,117
1948 1,616 329 1,287
1949 1,629 241 1,388
1950 1,463 219 1,244
1951 1,746 278 1,468
1952 2,014 329 1,685
1953 1,905 335 1,570
1954 2,167 373 1,794
1955 2,643 455 2,188
1956 3,138 611 2,527
1957 4,278 1,021 3,257
1958 5,798 1,342 4,456 #93 boy name
1959 7,076 1,408 5,668 #72 boy name
1960 8,009 1,509 6,500 #63 boy name
1961 8,774 1,568 7,206 #57 boy name
1962 8,305 1,521 6,784 #59 boy name
1963 7,767 1,423 6,344 #59 boy name
1964 7,017 1,379 5,638 #65 boy name
1965 6,578 1,090 5,488 #60 boy name
1966 6,115 860 5,255 #55 boy name
1967 5,349 728 4,621 #60 boy name
1968 4,921 669 4,252 #64 boy name
1969 4,815 528 4,287 #66 boy name
1970 4,923 458 4,465 #63 boy name
1971 4,619 324 4,295 #68 boy name
1972 3,756 275 3,481 #81 boy name
1973 2,945 239 2,706 #96 boy name
1974 2,483 204 2,279
1975 2,163 201 1,962
1976 1,791 188 1,603
1977 1,655 162 1,493
1978 1,466 129 1,337
1979 1,384 119 1,265
1980 1,089 103 986
1981 904 76 828
1982 796 84 712
1983 697 50 647
1984 676 58 618
1985 661 52 609
1986 589 56 533
1987 548 37 511
1988 537 44 493
1989 565 29 536
1990 517 30 487
1991 548 39 509
1992 484 24 460
1993 473 28 445
1994 470 28 442
1995 510 23 487
1996 578 29 549
1997 550 19 531
1998 615 16 599
1999 637 15 622
2000 670 20 650
2001 715 20 695
2002 699 15 684
2003 692 14 678
2004 683 10 673
2005 729 9 720
2006 849 9 840
2007 920 16 904
2008 950 11 939
2009 868 10 858
2010 723 8 715
2011 579 0 579
2012 659 12 647
2013 631 11 620
2014 542 7 535

Want to know about the populiarty of Chris? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 165,415 babies born with the name Chris in the United States. That's more than enough Chris to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 49 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Chris" was in 1961 with a total of 7,206 babies. (That's a lot of baby Chris)

According to the 1968 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Chris" ranks #78 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 73 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1968. Across the entire United States a total of 4,921 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Chris" mean? The list below shows the origins of Chris as well as things modernly associated with the name Chris such as celebrities named Chris.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Chris

The name "Chris" is of Greek origin, and it means "Diminutive form of names in Chris-". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and dancer specializing in R&B, pop, hip hop, and dance music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Chris was born in 1989 as Christopher Maurice Brown in Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.

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Chris Pine

Chris Pine is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Chris was born in 1980 as Christopher Whitelaw Pine in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Chris Rock

Chris Rock is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Chris was born in 1967 as Christopher Julius Rock III in Andrews, South Carolina, U.S.

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Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh is a nba biography. Chris was born in 1984 in Dallas, Texas.

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Chris Paul

Chris Paul is a nba biography. Chris was born in 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker is an actor and comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1992 to present. Chris was born in 1972 as Christopher Tucker in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

C is for congenial, your pleasing way.

H is for hug, give one today!

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

I is for ideas, that you bring to life.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

Your name in reverse order is "Sirhc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ichsr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Chris born Jan 26, 1980

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1075. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

Name poster for Chris

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

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