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Boy Name: Kris

Name: Kris
Pronunciation: \k-ris\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Kris's also a girl name)
Origin: Scandinavian
Related Names: Chris, Christian, Christopher
Sounds Like: Cris, Kriss
Similar Names: Aris, Krist, Tris
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 634


Kris \k-ris\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kris), is pronounced kris. It is of Scandinavian origin. Short form of names beginning with Kris-. Singer/actor Kris Kristofferson.

For more information, see also related names Chris, Christian and Christopher.

Baby names that sound like Kris are Cris and Kriss. Other similar baby names are Aris, Krist and Tris.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Kris.


Kris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#634 out of 1220) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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