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National Chris Day 2023: History, Dates, Activities, and FAQs

Chris is derived from the Greek word Christoforos, which means "Christ-bearer."

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National Chris Day 2023 History, Dates, Activities, and FAQs

National Chris Day 2023: National Chris Day occurs annually on September 28. Chris is predominantly a masculine Greek name. Chris is derived from the Greek word Christoforos, which means “Christ-bearer.” Its full name, Christopher, is composed of the Greek elements ‘Christos’ (Christ) and ‘pherein’ (to bore). The appellation has existed since the 10th century but gained widespread usage in the 15th century. It was a metaphor used by early Christians to express that they carried Christ in their souls. In 2021, Chris was the 660th most prevalent male name in the United States.

EVOLUTION OF NATIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY

During the Middle Ages, there was a legend about Saint Christopher carrying a young Jesus across a river, which led to his canonization and prominence as the patron saint of travelers. During the twentieth century, it became one of the twenty most prevalent male names in England and Wales. Chris is also a possible abbreviation for Christian and Christiana.

Christoffel in Afrikaans; Kristafor, Kristufer, or Kristufar in Arabic; Krystafier in Belarusian; Cristofanu in Corsican; Krystof in Czech; Kristoffer’ in Finnish; Christof, Christoph, or Christoffer in German; Cristovo in Galician; and Christoffel, Christoforus, Kristof, or Christophe in Dutch are a few of Christopher’s variations in other cultures. Christopher is also abbreviated as Kit, Topher, Kris, and Kester.

According to data from the Social Security Administration between 2000 and 2021, Chris was at its peak of popularity in 2008, ranked 346th on the list of the most common male names in the United States. In 2021, it fell to the 660th position on the popularity list, with 407 births representing only 0.022% of all male births.

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NATIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY FAQs

Is Jesus Christ mentioned in the “Bible?”

No, the name is nowhere mentioned in the “Bible.”

Is Chris a feminine or masculine name?

Chris is a name that can be used for both males and girls.

From where does the name Christian originate?

After Jesus’ ascension, people in Antioch began referring to his disciples as “followers of Christ.”

NATIONAL CHRISTMAS DAY ACTIVITIES

Honor the name

Do you know anyone named Chris? Happy National Chris Day to them!

Use a distinct expression

Word games are a great source of entertainment. Rearrange the name and see if you can create new words by using alternative spellings.

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Share information about National Chris Day. Share this article on social media to raise awareness about the event.

NATIONAL CHRIS DAY DATES

Year Date Day
2023 September 28 Thursday
2024 September 28 Saturday
2025 September 28 Sunday
2026 September 28 Monday
2027 September 28 Tuesday

 

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