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What does Carys mean?

Carys Pronunciation of Carys [carys] as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Carys is "love". From "caru". It is pronounced the same way as Charis. Modern coinage, similar to names such as Gladys.

Associated with: modern.


Carys has 3 variants: Caris, Cerys and Karys.

Affiliated girl name: Carissa.

15 more alternative forms via Charis, Gladys: Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Charesa, Charese, Chari, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charysse, Karas, Karis and Karisa.

Creative forms:
(female) Cacrys, Casrys, ..

(male) Cacos, Cales, ..

Middle name pairings:
Carys Brinlee (C.B.), ..

How popular is Carys?

Carys is an unusual first name for females. Carys is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Carys was first listed in 2003 and reached its peak rank of #1227 in the U.S. in the year 2006, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carys name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Karis (#1257 from recent data), Carissa (#1412), Gladys, Karisa, Charise, Charis, Cerys and Carisa are the prominent related forms of Carys. Other forms, like Charie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Carys was at its highest 115 years ago (adoption of 1.31%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.01%, 99%), with forms such as Gladys becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carys, Carisa, Carissa, Charis, Charise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladys, Karis, Karisa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carys is pronounced similarly to Caress, Caresse and Karess. Other recommended names are Cacy, Cady, Cadye, Calyn, Camryn, Candys, Cara, Carah, Caree, Carel, Caren, Caresa, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carin, Carla, Carle, Carli, Carlis, Carly, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyse, Carma, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Caro, Carol, Caron, Carri, Carry, Carryn, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Caryn, Carynn, Cas, Cass, Casy, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cayse, Caysi, Ceres, Charyl, Chris, Claris, Clary, Cory, Coryn, Cris, Dorys, Erys, Eurys, Marlys, Marys and Nerys. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carys.

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