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Chris

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How popular is the baby 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 169 14 155
1924 192 14 178
1925 189 7 182
1926 181 13 168
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 1,630 241 1,389
1950 1,468 219 1,249
1951 1,745 278 1,467
1952 2,013 329 1,684
1953 1,906 335 1,571
1954 2,168 373 1,795
1955 2,643 455 2,188
1956 3,140 611 2,529
1957 4,277 1,021 3,256
1958 5,797 1,342 4,455 #93 boy name
1959 7,077 1,408 5,669 #72 boy name
1960 8,010 1,509 6,501 #63 boy name
1961 8,775 1,568 7,207 #57 boy name
1962 8,305 1,521 6,784 #59 boy name
1963 7,766 1,423 6,343 #59 boy name
1964 7,018 1,379 5,639 #65 boy name
1965 6,575 1,090 5,485 #60 boy name
1966 6,116 860 5,256 #55 boy name
1967 5,348 728 4,620 #60 boy name
1968 4,920 669 4,251 #64 boy name
1969 4,818 528 4,290 #66 boy name
1970 4,923 458 4,465 #63 boy name
1971 4,619 324 4,295 #68 boy name
1972 3,755 275 3,480 #81 boy name
1973 2,945 239 2,706 #96 boy name
1974 2,483 204 2,279
1975 2,162 201 1,961
1976 1,791 188 1,603
1977 1,655 162 1,493
1978 1,466 129 1,337
1979 1,386 119 1,267
1980 1,090 104 986
1981 906 76 830
1982 796 84 712
1983 697 50 647
1984 677 58 619
1985 661 52 609
1986 589 56 533
1987 548 37 511
1988 537 44 493
1989 566 29 537
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 580 29 551
1997 550 19 531
1998 615 16 599
1999 637 15 622
2000 670 20 650
2001 715 20 695
2002 701 15 686
2003 692 14 678
2004 683 10 673
2005 730 9 721
2006 849 9 840
2007 920 16 904
2008 950 11 939
2009 870 10 860
2010 724 8 716
2011 580 0 580
2012 659 12 647
2013 631 11 620
2014 544 7 537
2015 570 8 562

Want to know about the popularity of the Chris baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 166,009 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 7,207 babies. (That's a lot of baby Chris)

According to the 1967 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Chris" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 190 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1967. Across the entire United States a total of 5,348 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.

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 Farley

Chris Farley is a comedian and actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1990 to 1997. Chris was born in 1964 as Christopher Crosby Farley in Madison, Wisconsin, 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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Chris Benoit

Chris was born in 1967 as Christopher Michael Benoit in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Chris Jericho

Chris Jericho is a professional wrestler. Chris was born in 1970 as Christopher Keith Irvine in Manhasset, New York.

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Chris Colfer

Chris Colfer is an actor, singer, producer, screenwriter and author with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1999 to present. Chris was born in 1990 as Christopher Paul Colfer in Clovis, California, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Chris

Chris Christie
Chris Evans
Chris Kyle
Chris Pratt
Chris Hurst
Chris Soules
Chris Carter Comments
Chris Hemsworth

Alternative Meanings

C is for confident, no doubts here!

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Your name in reverse order is "Sirhc". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Rhsic". 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 Mar 10, 2009

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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 Eastern Australia approximately on 775. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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