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27k
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Kris

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1937 5 0 5
1939 6 0 6
1940 17 8 9
1941 18 8 10
1942 21 13 8
1943 35 16 19
1944 69 33 36
1945 71 45 26
1946 122 69 53
1947 161 101 60
1948 210 116 94
1949 201 94 107
1950 209 104 105
1951 294 149 145
1952 370 154 216
1953 351 158 193
1954 390 187 203
1955 500 260 240
1956 569 302 267
1957 776 420 356
1958 1,004 568 436
1959 1,059 590 469
1960 1,043 577 466
1961 1,121 618 503
1962 1,102 590 512
1963 1,238 733 505
1964 1,374 941 433
1965 1,386 978 408
1966 1,227 870 357
1967 1,043 723 320
1968 880 598 282
1969 894 529 365
1970 855 437 418
1971 719 323 396
1972 674 273 401
1973 572 216 356
1974 584 167 417
1975 463 141 322
1976 409 110 299
1977 508 110 398
1978 510 131 379
1979 402 103 299
1980 310 96 214
1981 229 70 159
1982 182 57 125
1983 163 52 111
1984 156 35 121
1985 134 37 97
1986 116 24 92
1987 134 34 100
1988 120 29 91
1989 100 27 73
1990 107 30 77
1991 91 30 61
1992 112 26 86
1993 91 25 66
1994 81 14 67
1995 87 22 65
1996 86 21 65
1997 83 23 60
1998 76 13 63
1999 67 12 55
2000 63 7 56
2001 80 6 74
2002 88 16 72
2003 71 12 59
2004 81 18 63
2005 84 12 72
2006 97 10 87
2007 92 10 82
2008 93 13 80
2009 117 15 102
2010 66 16 50
2011 70 15 55
2012 83 11 72
2013 79 19 60
2014 80 17 63
2015 82 24 58

Want to know about the popularity of the Kris baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,313 babies born with the name Kris in the United States. That's more than enough Kris to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1937 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Kris" was in 1965 with a total of 978 babies.

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kris" ranks #95 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 894 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Origin and Meaning of Kris

The name "Kris" is of American origin, and it means "Diminutive form of names beginning with kris/Chris". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner is a television personality, producer, and manager with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Kris was born in 1955 as Kristen Mary Houghton in San Diego, California, U.S.

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Kris Kristofferson

Kris Kristofferson is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actor specializing in country, folk, rock, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1966 to present. Kris was born in 1936 as Kristoffer Kristofferson in Brownsville, Texas, United States.

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Kris Allen

Kris Allen is a musician, singer, and songwriter specializing in pop rock, alternative rock, acoustic rock, and blue-eyed soul music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Kris was born in 1985 as Kristopher Neil Allen in Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States.

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Kris Benson

Kris Benson is a MLB player. Kris was born in 1974 in Superior, Wisconsin.

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Kris Draper

Kris Draper is an ice hockey player. Kris was born in 1971 in Toronto, ON, CAN.

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Kris Polaha

Kris Polaha is an actor. Kris was born in 1977 as Kristoffer Jon Polaha in Reno, Nevada, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Kris

Kris Bryant
Kris Humphries
Kris Kyle
Kris Brkljac
Kris Jenner Net Worth
Kris Kardashian Net Worth
Kris Kross
Kris Medlen

Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

S is for serene, your calm time.

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

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Past life for Kris born Sep 6, 2015

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Arctic approximately on 700. Your profession was dramatist, director, musician, and bard.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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