Origin:Greek
Popularity:1330
Meaning:Bearing Christ
Gender-neutral names are the way of the future, and this unisex name is no exception. Chris is of Greek origin, meaning "bearing Christ,” which may appeal to a parent hoping to raise baby on the path of faith. Often used as a nickname for the more formal Christopher or Christina, Chris has a lively, youthful feel to it that points to a laid-back demeanor and calm attitude. From Chris Martin and Chris Rock to the talented singer-songwriter Chris from Christine and the Queens, this is a modern gender-neutral name that enjoys eternally cool status!

Famous People Named Chris

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  • Chris Evert
    Tennis Player
  • Chris Hadfield
    Astronaut
  • Chris Hemsworth
    Actor
  • Chris Ofili
    Painter

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