name meaning: Chris \ch-ris\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Chris), is pronounced kris. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chris is "bearing Christ". Short form of Christopher and Christian. Cris is a Spanish form. Actors Chris Cooper, Chris O'Donnell, Chris Sarandon; comedians Chris Tucker, Chris Rock; basketball player Chris Webber.
Chris has 3 variant forms: Chriss, Cris and Kris.
For more information, see also the related name Kit.
Baby names that sound like Chris are Kriss, Cruz and Curcio.
View a list of the 4 names that reference Chris.