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What does Charis mean?

Charis Pronunciation of Charis [charis] as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Charis is "grace". From "kharis". The form Charissa was first used by Spenser for a character in his poem "The Faerie Queene" (16th century). Charis was first used as a given name in the 17th century, probably to symbolize the Christian concept of charity. Mythology: a reference to the Three Graces (Greek "kharites"), symbols of womanly beauty, charm, and inspiration. The graces were Aglais (brilliance), Thalia (flowering), and Euphrosyne (joy). The variants of this name and those of Carissa (see Cara) and Carys are similar. American actress and dancer Cyd Charisse.

Associated with: greek, faerie, 16th century, 17th century, mythology, womanly (gentle), joy.

Variations

Charis has 27 variants: Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa, Chareese, Charesa, Charese, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Charysse, Cherise, Karas, Karis, Karisa, Karissa, Karisse, Karrisa and Sherisa.

Affiliated girl names: Caresse, Charisma, Sharise, Cha- and Charity.

Charis has 13 more relations via Cara, Carissa, Carys, Charissa, Charisse, Thalia: Carah, Caresa, Carina, Carine, Caris, Carrie, Carrisa, Carry, Cerys, Karys, Kharissa, Sherise and Thalie.

Creative forms:
(female) Charci, Cheris, ..

(male) Charsie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Charis Nova (C.N.), ..

How popular is Charis?

Charis is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3578 out of 4276, Top 84%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Charis was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #1663 in the U.S. in 2006, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Cara (#727 last year), Carina (#1067), Carisa, Carissa (#1412), Carrie (#1680), Carry, Carys, Cerys, Charise, Charisma, Charissa, Charisse, Charity (#1218), Cherise, Karis (#1257), Karisa, Karissa (#1253) and Thalia (#792) are the prominent varying forms of Charis. Other forms, like Sherise, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Charis was more pronounced in the 1880s (usage of 0.7%) and has become much diminished since (usage 0.1%, 89%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charis, Cara, Carina, Carisa, Carissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carrie, Carry, Carys, Charise, Charisma in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherise, Karis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karisa, Karissa, Thalia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Charis is pronounced similarly to Caress. Other recommended names are Cari, Carie, Carin, Carlis, Cearia, Ceirios, Ceres, Cerisa, Cerise, Chalia, Chalise, Chani, Chania, Chanise, Char, Chara, Charidy, Charil, Charill (see Charlotte), Charin, Charita, Chariti (see Charity), Chariza, Charla, Charle, Charli, Charlie, Charlisa, Charly, Charma, Charmin, Charmisa, Charo, Charty, Charyl, Cheerish, Cheresa, Cherese, Cherice, Cherie, Cheriese, Cherisa, Cherish, Cherishe, Cherisse, Cherit, Cherrise, Cherrish, Cheryse, Cherysh, Chloris, Chris, Chrissa, Chrissy, Chrisy, Chyril, Clari, Clarie, Claris, Clarisa, Clarise, Cloris, Corisa, Cris, Cypris, Khris, Maris, Paris, Shari, Sharie, Sharik, Sharil, Sharisa and Thais. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charis.

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