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Name Chris

Meaning:carrying ChristTools:

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About the name Chris in particular

Gender:male
Languages of use:English
Is short form of:Christopher
Topics:Male and female
US 2015 rank:#507     ... 505:Dustin, 506:Kellen, 507:Chris, 508:Mohammed, 509:Nasir ...     Full US 2015 list
Similarly written:Chris, Charis, Aris, Baris, Boris, Cari, Carin, Carys, Cerys, Chaim     Details
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About Christoph, the group of names with the same origin as Chris

Meaning/translation:carrying Christ
Language of origin:Old Greek
Info about origin:widespread in the Middle Ages in reverence for Saint Christopher (3rd century), patron saint of travellers and one of the 14 Holy Helpers
Words:christos = the sanctified, the anointed  Old Greek
 pherein = to bear, to carry  Old Greek
Topics:14 Holy Helpers, New Testament
Variants' top ranks:1:Christopher England+Wales 1984,  2:Krzysztof Poland 2012,  4:Kristófer Iceland 2010,  6:Cristóbal Chile 2012,  6:Hristo Bulgaria 2011,  9:Christophe France 2011,  11:Kristofer Estonia 2013,  13:Kristóf Hungary 2015,  14:Christoph Austria/Vienna 2000,  17:Krystof Czechia 2015
Old/original forms:Christophoros Old Greek, Christophorus Latin
Name variants:Chris, Christóbal, Christof, Christofer, Christoff, Christoffer, Christoph, Christophe, Christopher, Cristobal, Cristóbal, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristopher, Cristovão, Hristo, Kris, Kristof, Kristóf, Kristofer, Kristófer, Kristoffer, Kristopher, Krisztofer, Krystof, Krysztof, Krzysztof, Risto   Sortable list   Details
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SeriesGraphRankings
France 2002 395
Switzerland 1997 224
USA decadesGraph1990-1999 451,  1980-1989 333,  1970-1979 109,  1960-1969 60
USA prevalence 1990 96
USA yearlyGraph2015 507,  2014 514,  2013 453,  2012 429,  2011 461,  2010 395,  2009 358,  2008 3472007 350,  2006 358,  2005 397,  2004 395,  2003 387,  2002 381,  2001 377,  2000 392,  1999 396,  1998 408,  1997 428,  1996 414,  1995 464,  1994 483,  1993 473
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