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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Neutral. Ranked #1396 most popular

What does the name "Kris" mean?

Kris (American): Diminutive form of names beginning with kris/Chris

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. There are 28 other names that are similar to this one.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

S is for sincere, a model of truth.

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

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


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 first appeared 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 1956 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kris" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 36 babies in California have the same name as you in 1956. Across the entire United States a total of only 569 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Kris popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Kris in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the new england region? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Kris

Kris Jenner

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


Kris Kristofferson

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


Kris Allen

Kris Allen is a musician, singer, and songwriter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Kris was born in 1985 as Kristopher Neil Allen in Jacksonville, Arkansas, United States.


Kris Benson

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


Kris Draper

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


Kris Polaha

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


Past life for Kris born Dec 25, 1986

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 Southern Japan approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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