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What does Chloris mean?

Chloris Pronunciation of Chloris [chlo-ris] as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chloris is "green, greenish-yellow". From "khloros". Greek mythology: a minor goddess of vegetation who was also the goddess of spring. The name is thus the Greek equivalent of Flora. It was used by the Roman poet Horace for one of his loves (see Lalage), and was used by Augustan poets of the 17th and 18th centuries. Actress Cloris Leachman.

Associated with: greek, green, yellow (golden), mythology, goddess, spring, roman, 17th century, 18th century.


Chloris has 4 variants: Chloress, Cloris, Khloris and Kloris.

Affiliated girl names: Chloe, Clarinda and Clorinda.

5 more different relations via Flora, Lalage: Flori, Floria, Florie, Floris and Florise.

Creative forms:
(female) Chloli, Chlori, ..

(male) Chlodi, Chloni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Chloris Melinda (C.M.), ..

How popular is Chloris?

Chloris is an uncommon first name for females. Chloris is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Chloe (#17 last year), Flora (#1362), Floris, Florie, Floria, Clarinda and Clorinda are the prominent related forms of Chloris (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Florise, are uncommon. These forms of Chloris reached the height of their popularity in 2008 (usage of 0.87%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.65%, 25.2% less), with the form Flora falling out of fashion. Chloe has generally been a favorite of parents. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chloe, Clarinda, Clorinda, Flora, Floria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florie, Floris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chloris is pronounced similarly to Claris and Clarise. Other recommended names are Caris, Celosia, Chari, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Cheerish, Cheri, Cherie, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherish, Cherit, Cherri, Cherrie, Cherrise, Cherrish, Cheyrie, Chloee, Chlorinda, Chorine, Chris, Chrisy, Chyril, Clari, Clarie, Clarisa, Clodia, Clora, Clorissa, Collis, Cordis, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corisa, Cris, Cypris, Deloris, Doris, Eldoris, Elois, Khris, Loris and Thordis (see Thora). These names tend to be more commonly used than Chloris.

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