First Name
678
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
5k
in the U.S.
in 2010
Girls
Boys
First
Last
On This Page

How to Pronounce Criss

  • Automated Male (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
  • Automated Female (English)
    Is this an accurate pronunciation?
How difficult is it to pronounce Criss?

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Criss mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Criss

Submit the origin and/or meaning of Criss to us below

Alt. Meaning

C is for caress, a loving touch for your loved ones.

R is for reassuring, eliminating doubts!

I is for impartial, a great arbiter

S is for special, you are, you know!

S is for serious, not always joking.

Notable Persons Named Criss

Criss Angel is a magician, entertainer, and tv personality. His most notable accomplishments were from 1997 to present. Criss was given the name Christopher Nicholas Sarantakos on December 19th, 1967 in Hempstead, New York, U.S.

Popularity:

Criss Oliva was a heavy metal music, progressive metal, power metal, speed metal, and thrash metal musician and songwriter. Criss was given the name Christopher Michael Oliva on April 3rd, 1963 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He passed away on October 17th, 1993.

Popularity:

Criss Rounwert is an athlete for the Cheshire Hall FC.

Popularity:

Notable Persons With the Last Name Criss

Darren Criss is an actor, singer, songwriter, co-owner of starkid productions, starkid productions, and co-owner ofstarkid productions. He was most prominent from 1997 to present. Darren was given the name Darren Everett Criss on February 5th, 1987 in San Francisco, California, U.S.

Popularity:

Peter Criss is a hard rock, heavy metal music, and jazz musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1964. Peter was given the name George Peter John Criscuola on December 20th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Peter is also known as The Catman".

Popularity:

Treach is a hip hop music and east coast hip hop rapper, actor, and rapping. His ongoing career started in 1988. Treach was given the name Anthony Criss on December 2nd, 1970 in East Orange, New Jersey, U.S..

Popularity:

Sonny Criss was a jazz and bebop musician. He plays Alto saxophone and Soprano saxophone. Sonny was given the name William Criss on October 23rd, 1927. He died on November 19th, 1977.

Popularity:

Charlie was born on November 6th, 1948.

Popularity:

Francis Criss was a in the field of painting. Francis was given the name Francis Hyman Criss in 1901 in London. He left this life in 1973.

Popularity:

How popular is the baby name Criss in the U.S.?

Click Here to Show Chart Data
Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 7 0 7
1919 5 0 5
1924 6 0 6
1926 9 0 9
1939 9 0 9
1946 5 0 5
1947 13 7 6
1948 15 9 6
1949 11 0 11
1950 15 0 15
1951 13 6 7
1952 14 8 6
1953 15 0 15
1954 5 0 5
1955 13 6 7
1956 14 0 14
1957 19 6 13
1958 22 10 12
1959 25 7 18
1960 23 6 17
1961 24 7 17
1962 21 6 15
1963 26 14 12
1964 27 10 17
1965 6 0 6
1966 17 5 12
1968 14 7 7
1969 8 0 8
1970 5 0 5
1971 8 0 8
1973 7 0 7
1975 7 0 7
1976 5 0 5
1978 5 0 5
1980 8 0 8
1984 6 0 6
1989 5 0 5
1992 6 0 6
2005 11 0 11
2006 17 0 17
2007 40 0 40
2008 29 0 29
2009 23 0 23
2010 27 0 27
2011 9 0 9
2012 11 0 11
2013 7 0 7
2014 11 0 11
2015 13 0 13
2016 9 0 9
2017 8 0 8

Where is the name Criss popular?

View popular names by state or region.

Popularity of Criss as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Criss as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in West Virginia, Ohio, or Indiana.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Criss U.S.
  White 72.75% 64.26%
  African American 22.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.93% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.53% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Criss

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

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Criss

  • How Popular is the name Criss? Criss is the 13,470th most popular name of all time. As a last name Criss was the 7,066th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Criss have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 678 babies born with the first name Criss in the United States. That's more than enough people named Criss to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Criss? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Criss first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Criss is Friday, August 25th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Criss born? The highest recorded use of the first name Criss was in 2007 with a total of 40 babies.
  • Random Criss Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Criss is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Criss: Your name in reverse order is Ssirc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Csirs. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Criss? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 4,738 people with the last name Criss.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Criss? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Criss as their last name.

What Crisss Have Visited This Page?

Name poster for Criss

Name poster for Criss(click to save the high quality version)

Most Popular Names

All Name Lists

  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.