What does Carys mean?
Carys \c(a)-rys, car-ys\ 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Carissa.
Carys has 35 more alternative forms via Charis, Gladys: Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa, Chareese, Charesa, Charese, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Charysse, Cherise, Glad, Gladdis, Gladdys, Gladi, Gladis, Gladyss, Gwladys, Gwyladyss, Karas, Karis, Karisa, Karissa▼, Karisse, Karrisa and Sherisa.
Carys is an unusual first name for females. Carys is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Carys and corresponding names. Gladys, Karis, Karissa, Cherise, Charisse, Carissa, Cerys, Charissa and Carisa are the prominent related forms of Carys (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its highest in the year 1990 (usage of 0.2112%) and is now significantly less, with the forms Karissa, Carissa and Gladys becoming less trendy. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)