What does Charis mean?
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.
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.
Charis has 40 more relations via Cara, Carissa, Carys, Charissa, Charisse, Thalia: Caera, Carabelle, Caragh, Carah, Caralea, Caralee, Caralia, Caralie, Caralin, Caralyn, Caranda, Caresa, Caretta, Carina▼, Carine, Caris, Carrie▼, Carrisa, Carry, Cerys, Kaara, Kaira, Kara▲, Karalee, Karina▲, Karine, Karra, Karrie▼, Karry, Karys, Kharissa, Lacara, Sherise, Talia▲, Talie, Talley, Tally, Thaleia, Thalie and Thalya.Kreatif forms: Chariscy, Charissie, Ciaris. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Charis and corresponding names. Cara (#672 2 years ago), Carina, Carisa, Carissa, Carrie, Cerys, Charissa, Charisse, Charity, Cherise, Kara (#442), Karina (#429), Karis, Karissa, Karrie, Talia (#330) and Thalia (#741) are the prominent varying forms of Charis (not ranked). Other forms, like Caralia, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Charis was more pronounced in 1993 (usage of 0.4012%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.1404%, ▼65%). Kara is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Talia is now the more favored form, while forms such as Cara, Carina, Carissa, Charity and Karissa are now somewhat dated. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)