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What does Caris mean?

Caris Pronunciation of Caris [caris] as a name for girls is of Welsh derivation, and the name Caris means "beloved; grace". Caris is an alternate form of Carissa (Latin, Greek): simplified spelling of Charissa. Caris is also a variation of Carys (Welsh).

Associated with: grace.


Caris has 1 variant: Karys.

9 more alternative forms via Carissa, Carys: Caresa, Caressa, Carisa, Carrisa, Carrissa, Cerys, Charissa, Karisa and Karissa.

Creative forms:
(female) Cais, Ceris, ..

(male) Cacros, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caris Emmarie (C.E.), ..

How popular is Caris?

Caris is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#32743 out of 150436, Top 22%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Carisa, Carissa (#1412 from current records), Carys, Cerys, Charissa, Karisa and Karissa (#1253) are the popular alternative forms of Caris (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Carrisa, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Caris was more pronounced among parents in 1992 (median #1289) and has become significantly reduced since, with versions such as Carissa becoming less stylish. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carisa, Carissa, Carys, Charissa, Karisa, Karissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cerys outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caris is alike in pronunciation to Caress, Caresse, Carisse, Charis, Karas, Karess, Karis and Karisse. Other recommended names are Amaris, Caci, Cadi, Cadie, Cai, Caisi, Cait, Cali, Calie, Calin, Cami, Caprise, Cardin, Carel, Caren, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carilis, Carin, Carine, Carisia, Carla, Carlin, Carlis, Carlise, Carly, Carma, Carmia, Carmin, Carmy, Carna, Caron, Carri, Carrie, Carrin, Cas, Casi, Catie, Cearia, Ceres, Cerisa, Cerise, Charil, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Chris, Chrisy, Clarie, Claris, Cloris, Cori, Corisa, Cris, Cypris, Damris, Doris, Idris, Kris, Lyris, Maris, Marlis, Mavis, Paris, Pris and Tais. These names tend to be more commonly used than Caris.

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