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What does Caresse mean?

Caresse Pronunciation of Caresse [ca-resse] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-RESS. It is of French origin, and the meaning of Caresse is "tender touch". See also Charis.

Associated with: tender (gentle).


Caresse has 3 variants: Caress, Caressa and Carressa.

13 more alternative forms via Charis: Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa, Chareese, Charesa, Charese, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, Charysse, Karissa and Karisse.

Creative forms:
(female) Caresi, Coresse, ..

(male) Caresco, Caresty, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caresse Laina (C.L.), ..

How popular is Caresse?

Caresse is a rare first name for females. Caresse is a unique surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Karissa (#1253 the previous year), Charisse, Charissa, Charise, Charis and Carisa are the prominent variation forms of Caresse (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Caresse was at its highest in 1993 (adoption of 0.05%) and is now much less (adoption 0.01%, 84.9%), with the form Karissa becoming somewhat dated. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carisa, Charis, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, Karissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caresse and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caresse is pronounced similarly to Caris, Carys and Karess. Other suggested similar names are Caree, Caresa, Carissa, Carlise, Carlyse, Carrisa, Casse, Celesse, Ceres, Cerese, Cerise, Cerissa, Cerisse, Chereese, Cherese, Cheresse, Cherisse, Chrisie, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissie, Chrissy, Chryssa, Claressa, Clarisse, Corissa, Coryssa, Cressa, Cressy, Crissa, Crissey, Crissie (see Christina), Crissy, Dareese, Janesse, Karessa, Maressa, Marisse, Sarese, Teresse and Vanesse. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caresse.

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