The baby name Cris is simply an alternative version of Chris or a shorter version of Christian or Christopher. Cris and all forms of the name have deep Biblical roots. While it's not as popular as Chris, it was a top 1,000 baby name during the mid-20th century. Short one-syllable names for baby boys and girls are in right now, so we could see it making a comeback as either a given name or a middle name.

Meaning of the name Cris:

Greek: Bearer or Christ, follower of Christ

Origin of the name Cris:

Cris is either a shorter version of Christian or Christopher. Both are Greek names derived from Christ. Christopher means “bearer of Christ,” while Christian means “followers of Christ.”

Symbolism of the name Cris:

Because of its association with Christ and Christianity, new parents may see the baby name Cris as a symbol of their Christian faith. Cris would also be a great choice to honor a father, grandfather, or other friend or relative named Christopher or Christian.

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Gender of the name Cris:

Cris is a unisex baby name — one that's given to both boys and girls.

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Emotion evoked from the name Cris:

The baby name Cris evokes images of someone who has strong principles and is a good friend.

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Popularity of the name Cris:

According to the Social Security Administration, Cris was a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States between 1952 and 1969. It was most popular in 1960 when it ranked at number 725. It last ranked at 992 in 1969.

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Famous people with the name Cris:

  • Cris Cab (singer and songwriter)
  • Cris Gomez (soccer player)
  • Cris Horwang (actor, dancer, and singer)
  • Cris Ortega (singer and writer)
  • Cris Lima da Silva (soccer player)

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