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In 2018, 49 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Chris* who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 413th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
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I love it. It's not even overused anymore.
kayisforkeen  8/27/2018
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Chris Corner was a founding member of the trip hop band Sneaker Pimps and is now active with his solo project IAMX.
iwakura  7/11/2018
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I'm very surprised no one has mentioned Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the band Soundgarden. Aside from that, we was also the singer in the bands Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.
MarioDM02  5/3/2018
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Chris is a nice sounding name.
Kitandkat  3/27/2018
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Chris is the name of a Sonic the Hedgehog character from the show: Sonic X.
If you can add that Chris is a character from Sonic X, I would appreciate that.
Thank you.
Pinkieshy  11/23/2017
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I know A LOT of Chris's and they all have different personalities. One of them is a HUGE player, one of them is super funny and sweet, another is just a popular jerk. The other is an immature kid. And another is a weird guy who thinks he's funny, but he is just annoying. I will say all of the Chris's I know have a sense of humor, not all funny but most are.
― Anonymous User  10/19/2017
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Chris Poland of Megadeth.
ERK  12/11/2016
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Chris Broderick of Megadeth.
ERK  12/10/2016
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Chris Adler of Megadeth.
ERK  12/10/2016
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It is a very popular name but there is a reason why... it's a great timeless name.
Heatherhono  10/4/2016
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Too overused! Some variations are Crys, Kriss, Kris, Cris, Krys, Kryss and Cryss if you like this name try those names instead and DON'T USE CHRISTOPHER- WAY TOO OVERUSED!
Sania01  7/24/2016
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I like this name, even though it's so dull and overused.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2016
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Please, avoid this name. It's hideously overused and I already know like a million Chris's so it's becoming too used and redundant.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2016
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A character in two short stories by K. A. Cook is called Chris. They are nonbinary - that means they are neither female nor male.
― Anonymous User  6/27/2016
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I like this as a full name for a girl. I'm not sure why. I think I tend to like one syllable unisex names on girls.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2016
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Okay, I usually hate over-used names, but Christopher/Chris is my top name for a guy, and I even love Christina/Chris/Christie it for a girl. My first child, whether boy or girl, is getting some form of this name. I do know a ton of people named Chris, but I still love the classic and somehow still fresh feel of this name. It's kind of inexplicable. I just love it.
regeroni  3/2/2016
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This name IS too common but I like it a lot. It does sound very masculine though.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2016
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Ugh, I hate this name, it's too common!
― Anonymous User  2/28/2016
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Ok, this name is way too common.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
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Though this name is extremely common I still like it because it sounds cool and masculine, but horrible on females.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
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Once, the teacher at school was talking about a Chris (or Cris, or Kris, I don't know.) who was the mother of somebody at school. The children were like "Hahaha! Chris for a girl!".
Jghazt333  1/27/2016
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This name is way too overused, I know like a million Chris's.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2015
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My name isn't Chris, but I would rather be called Chris than Christine or Chrissy.
Chrissy2002  11/17/2015
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Haplessly dull and overused for boys. But it's not as bad on a girl though.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2015
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Chris Kells, bassist for Canadian metal band The Agonist.
UoleviH  7/27/2015
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Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. :)
― Anonymous User  7/3/2015
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It's alright but it's way too common, if your name is Christopher wouldn't you rather go by Topher?
― Anonymous User  5/11/2015
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I noticed that Chris is too common for guys but not so much for girls. It seems as if though younger women named either Christine or Christina prefer being called either Chrissy or Christy to avoid being teased. It's somewhat common for older women using that name. Your thoughts?
CodyRhodesDiva  3/2/2014
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MSNBC anchorwoman Chris Jansing.
CodyRhodesDiva  3/2/2014
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Christopher "Chris" Walla is a member of the indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie.
Oohvintage  8/9/2013
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A famous bearer is American game designer, artist and voice actor Chris Metzen, best known for his involvement in the Warcraft video games.
Vellidragon  5/24/2013
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This name derives from Christ (Jesus}. Christ is Greek word meaning the person who takes the chrism, unction.
The name Christopher derives from the Greek words:
ΧΡΙΣΤΟ-ΦΕΡΩΝ=to carry, transport the Christ.
georgev1112  9/14/2011
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I have 4 famous people with the name Chris-

1) An awesome bass player from the band Yes named Chris Squire. I love the fish and I love what he does in Close to the Edge and Tempus Fugit.

2) A cool drummer who was with SRV and in Arc Angles Chris Layton. You have to love the hairdoo. LOL(^.^)

3) An actor Chris Kattan. Love him in the Saturday Night Live skit "A Night At the Roxbury". And Love the Movie too "A Night At The Roxbury" He played Doug Butabi in that one. The Brother of Steve Butabi (Will Ferle)

4) And Chris Tucker... All I have to Say is "DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE WORDS THAT ARE COMING OUT OF MY MOUTH"
― Anonymous User  10/8/2010
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Although it's overused, boring, and dull, I can't help but smile every time I hear this name.
Alora  3/11/2010
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As a masculine name, Chris is also used in Limburgish as a short form for Christianus (Christian) and Christophorus (Christopher).
Lucille  12/10/2009
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I think this an awesome nickname. :) It's classic and has this cool kind of feeling too it. I actually don't know very many guys named Chris, so I guess the reason why I like it so much is that it isn't so 'overused' where I live.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2009
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The name Chris is used as a male name in the Netherlands where it is a short form of Christiaan (Dutch form of Christian), Christoffel (Dutch form of Christopher) or Christophe (French form of Christopher). [noted -ed]
renee06  5/12/2009
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There is also Chris Perez, Selena Quintanilla Perez's husband, who played the electric guitar in Selena's band "Selena y Los Dinos".
deatheater1408  4/2/2009
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Boring and unoriginal. Every Christopher I knew went by this. Please, no more.
bananarama  3/14/2009
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I can't believe nobody has mentioned Chris Griffin in Family Guy.
Hushpuppy  11/15/2008
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A famous bearer is Chris (Christopher probably full name) Redfield from the Resident Evil games.
Rachelgirl1989  10/21/2008
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Chris Lightfellow, a character from Suikoden III, is the official bearer of the True Water Rune and Captain of the Zexen Knights. Some of her other titles include: Silver Maiden, White Knight, Silver-haired Demon, and Goddess of Death.
Jilliacrates  9/17/2008
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I know someone named Chris, & my cousin Casey (and I) just love to nickname him. From Cris, Kris, Chrissy, Criss, Crissi, Krisey, they all spell in odd ways but read as Chris or Chrissy. But HE likes Crissi best.
La Reina  9/15/2008
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Gosh, there are no words to how utterly fed up I am with this nickname. It is SO common and it has been SO overused. It's almost tragically boring and unoriginal. Plus, it makes me think of rather unpleasant people.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
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Chris Warren plays Zeke in the High School Musical movies.
Ivy Reese  3/23/2008
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One famous bearer of this name is Chris Barnes, the former vocalist of Cannibal Corpse, an American metal band. Right now, he is the vocalist for Six Feet Under.
― Anonymous User  12/24/2007
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Chris Masters of WWE bears this name.
aquaspirit96  10/3/2007
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It's a grand name, but a bit too overused. Someone yells out "Chirs!" and 15 people look around. Even girls are called this. I like it. Just too many!
ILoveRyan  8/3/2007
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Not a fan of the name, but I like that everone does not feel that they need to name their child it.
bandcamp2009  4/25/2007
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I personally love the name Chris, though lots of people use it. I think that when people try to change its spelling it makes it less nice. After all, there has to be at least one name that tons of people have, right?
Ember  3/26/2007
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I absolutely love the name Chris, only because Chris Brown.
Rosalia  1/1/2007
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Rosalia, I'm with you. I love the name Chris - but mainly because of that cutie named Chris Brown!
Jasmine  3/26/2007
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I know 4 Chris's, all in my grade! It's too overused!
― Anonymous User  12/15/2006
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Two famous bearers are R&B singer Chris Brown and rapper Chris Bridges a.k.a. Ludacris.
love_names  12/7/2006
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Chris Rice and Chris Tomlin are Christian music artists.
― Anonymous User  11/11/2006
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It's the name of Piper Haliwell's second son on the TV show Charmed and in my opinion it's a little overused. But hey if it suits a child it's lovely but in my class of 22 there were 6 boys called chris and 4 girls also so like I say it can be overused.
Gianna  10/25/2006
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Former United state champion Chris Benoit is Friday night smackdown!
WWE Champion  4/14/2006
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Actor Chris Evans (Christopher Robert Evans) is amongst the hottest men in the world. But, as a guy, I think he's just a cool funny actor. He rocks!
rosco kid  4/13/2006
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Chris Martin, the frontman of the Brit band Coldplay, is a famous bearer of this name.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2006
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Blech! Terribly overused. Please, if you MUST have a Chris, have a Cris or Kris! Or maybe Christopher itself; it's a beautiful name. OR maybe Topher.
Mithos514  3/21/2006
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Chris Carraba from Dashboard Confessional.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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Chris Pratt is an actor on the show Everwood.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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Chris Carmack is an actor on the OC.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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Chris Klein is Katie Holmes' ex, and he's in American Pie (the swing chior jock).
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
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My dad's middle name is Cris pronounced the same as Chris. I really like the spellings Cris and Kris better because they are more unique.
BloodyRose  1/25/2006
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Chris Kirkpatrick, your voice is so beautiful!
Deborah  1/12/2006
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You can never figure out a Chris.
samie143  1/16/2005

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