Are you drawn to the name Chris like a moth to a flame? Today we ponder the enigmatic allure of a simple, unassuming name that belies a certain je ne sais quoi: Chris.
Whether they’re actors, comedians, media personalities, or musicians, there’s just something about a Chris that makes us swoon. So we gazed into our Chris-tal ball (ok, Google Trends data) to Chris-cross the nation and bring you every U.S. state’s favorite Chris.
From superheroes to comedians, we’ve got a Chris for every mood and style. Who will emerge victorious in our battle of the Chrises? There’s only one way to find out!
The Most Popular Chris in Every U.S. State
The results are in, and it’s time to celebrate the diverse tapestry of Chrises who have graced American popular culture and captivated our collective imagination. Let’s dive in!
With his impeccable comedic timing, razor-sharp wit, and unparalleled charisma, comedy icon Chris Rock rocked the nation and won the hearts of six U.S. states, securing the title of America’s all-time favorite Chris!
Marvel-ous actor Chris Evans was the top Chris in five U.S. states, with an extraordinary 46,876,079 residents behind him. With his Captain America shield in one hand and a legion of devoted fans behind him, Chris Evans dominates the cinematic universe and our list of America’s favorite Chrises.
The enigmatic Christopher Walken has captivated audiences for decades with his one-of-a-kind delivery and quirky demeanor. From his countless hit movies to dancing his way through a Fatboy Slim music video to the classic “more cowbell” SNL skit, it’s no wonder Americans put this Chris on a pedestal.
With his boyish good looks and irresistible charm, sidekick-turned-leading man Chris O’Donnell has been stealing hearts since the early 1990s. From his time in Gotham City as Robin to solving crimes on the streets of Los Angeles as Special Agent G. Callenin on NCIS, O’Donnell’s ability to balance action-packed drama with a touch of humor has made him a fan favorite and a much-loved Chris across the nation.
Chris Daughtry, the soulful rock star with a heart of gold, has serenaded America since his memorable 2006 American Idol run. The most popular Chris in multiple states, including his native North Carolina, Daughtry’s undeniable talent and passion for music have led him to chart-topping success and a devoted fanbase, proving that even if you don’t win the title, you can still become the idol of millions of Americans.
Let’s take a moment to respect the unconventional Chrises who’ve captured their states’ hearts. Georgia’s got nothing but love for Christopher Brian Bridges, better known as Ludacris, the rapper, actor, and record executive whose rhymes and beats helped put the Dirty South school of hip-hop on the map. Meanwhile, Kris Jenner, the American media personality, socialite, and businesswoman, has California wrapped around her well-manicured finger, proving that you don’t need the traditional “Chris” spelling to be one of America’s favorite Chrises.
As we wrap up our study, one thing is clear. Americans LOVE their Chrises, and with so many talented and beloved Chrises out there making an indelible mark on American popular culture, it’s not hard to understand why!
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To identify the most popular Chris in every state, we started with a list of 32 of the most famous Chrises, according to sites like Ranker and Elle. Next, we analyzed search data going back to the inception of Google Trends (2004) to identify which states searched for which Chris more than others.