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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 keepsake, you treasure your memories.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for interest, you show in others.

S is for serious, not always joking.

Your name in reverse order is "Sirk". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Risk". 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 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Kris" is not a popular baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1957. Across the entire United States a total of only 776 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 east? 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 Apr 1, 1992

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 1650. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, executor of sacrifices.

Your brief psychological profile in that past life:
You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor.

Lessons that your last past life brought to present:
You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

Now do you remember?

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.