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What does Carys mean?

Carys /ca-rys/ 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.


Carys has 3 variants: Caris, Cerys and Karys.

Affiliated girl name: Carissa.

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

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

(male) Cacos, Carysen, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Carys for girls. Carys was first listed in 2003 and reached its peak rank of #1227 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is presently at #1789. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Carys and corresponding names. Karis (#1079 from recent data), Carissa (#1391), Charis (#1926), Karisa, Cerys, Gladys, Charise and Carisa are the prominent related forms of Carys (#1789 from recent data). Other forms, like Charie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Carys was at its highest 114 years ago (adoption of 1.31%) and is now significantly less (adoption 0.02%, 98%), 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.