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.
For more information, see also the related name Kit.