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Chris

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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

Fun Facts about the name Chris

  • How many people with the first name Chris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 166,009 babies born with the first name Chris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Chris to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Chris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 49 new born babies.
  • When was Chris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Chris is Friday, January 18th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Chris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Chris was in 1961 with a total of 7,207 babies. That's a lot of babies named Chris!
  • Random Chris Factoid: According to the 1964 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Chris ranks 66th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Louisiana. Imagine that, 148 babies in Louisiana have the same name as you in 1964.
  • Weird things about the name Chris: Your name in reverse order is Sirhc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ricsh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Chris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,036 people with the last name Chris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Chris? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Chris as their last name since less than 1 person in 286k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Chris as a first name

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Popularity of Chris as a last name

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Common last names for Chris

  • Christensen
  • Jensen
  • Hansen
  • Johnson
  • Miller
  • Nelson
  • Smith
  • Anderson
  • Nielsen
  • Petersen
  • Larsen
  • Peterson
  • Brown
  • Sorensen
  • Andersen
  • Williams
  • Thompson
  • Jones
  • Olsen
  • Rasmussen

Common first names for Chris

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Chris U.S.
  White 76.06% 64.26%
  African American 11.87% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.19% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 3.47% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.64% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Chris

People with the last name Chris are most frequently White or African American

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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.

  1. A diminutive of the male given names Christopher and, less commonly, of Christian.
  2. A diminutive of the female name Christina and of its variant forms.

Chris was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Norwegian

Notable Persons With the Name Chris

Chris Pratt

Chris Pratt is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 2000 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Michael Pratt on June 21st, 1979 in Virginia, Minnesota, United States.

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Chris Evans

Chris Evans is an actor. He was most active from 1999 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Robert Evans on June 13th, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth is an actor. He has been prominent since 2002. Chris was born on August 11th, 1983 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Chris Brown

Chris Brown is a contemporary r&b, hip hop music, pop music, and dance music musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2005 to present. Chris was given the name Christopher Maurice Brown on May 5th, 1989 in Tappahannock, Virginia, U.S.

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Chris Pine

Chris Pine is an actor. His ongoing career started in 2003. Chris was given the name Christopher Whitelaw Pine on August 26th, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Chris Kyle

Chris Kyle is an american sniper (book). His military service ended in 1999.

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  • Chris Jericho
    (musician)
  • Chris Martin
    (noteworthy human)
  • Chris Benoit
    (influential somebody)
  • Chris Coleman
    (soccer player)
  • Chris Paul
    (basketball player)
  • Chris Rock
    (musician)
  • Chris Evans
    (television producer)
  • Chris Gardner
    (founder & ceo of gardner rich & co)
  • Chris Stevens
    (notable somebody)
  • Chris Hardwick
    (musician)
  • Chris Weidman
    (noteworthy human)
  • Chris Cornell
    (musician)
  • Chris Christie
    (Member of the Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders)
  • Chris Stapleton
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Chris

Chris

Chris is a notable individual.

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Lil' Chris

Lil' Chris was a musician. He was most active from 2006 to 2015. Lil' was given the name Christopher James Hardman on August 26th, 1990 in Lowestoft. Lil' is also known as Hardman and Christopher James. He passed away on March 23rd, 2015.

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Oliver Chris

Oliver Chris is a noteworthy human. His ongoing career started in 2000. Oliver was given the name Oliver Graham Chris on November 2nd, 1978 in Tonbridge.

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Hurricane Chris

Hurricane Chris is a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. His ongoing career started in 2006. Hurricane was given the name Christopher Dooley, Jr. on March 7th, 1989 in Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S. Hurricane is also known as Hurricane, Dooley, Christopher, and Jr. (birth name).

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mc chris

mc chris is a nerdcore and hip hop music musician. They have had major accomplishments since 2000. mc was given the name Christopher Brendan Ward on September 2nd, 1975 in Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.

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Young Chris

Young Chris is a hip hop music rapping and songwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 2001. Young was given the name Christopher Francis Ries on March 19th, 1983.

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What does the name Chris mean?

Cis for calm, a pleasant trait.

His for heart, warm and loving.

Ris for realist, the way you are.

Iis for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

Sis for scholar, the brilliant in you.

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