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27k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Kris

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: American
  • #1396 All Time
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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
1937505
1939606
19401789
194118810
194221138
1943351619
1944693336
1945714526
19461226953
194716110160
194821011694
194920194107
1950209104105
1951294149145
1952370154216
1953351158193
1954389186203
1955501261240
1956569302267
1957776420356
19581,004568436
19591,059590469
19601,043577466
19611,120618502
19621,102590512
19631,238733505
19641,374941433
19651,386978408
19661,227870357
19671,043723320
1968880598282
1969894529365
1970855437418
1971719323396
1972674273401
1973572216356
1974584167417
1975463141322
1976409110299
1977508110398
1978510131379
1979402103299
198031096214
198122870158
198218257125
198316352111
198415635121
19851343797
19861162492
198713434100
19881202991
19891002773
19901073077
1991913061
19921122686
1993912566
1994811467
1995872265
1996862165
1997832360
1998761363
1999671255
200063756
200180674
2002881672
2003711259
2004811863
2005841272
2006971087
2007921082
2008931380
200911715102
2010661650
2011701555
2012831172
2013791960
2014801763

Want to know about the populiarty of Kris? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,229 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.

American

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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Alternative Meanings

K is for kid, the child within.

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for success, in all you will do.

Your name in reverse order is "Sirk". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Kisr". 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 Kris born Jan 4, 2014

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 North of Latin America approximately on 975. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

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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