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What does Corliss mean?

Corliss Pronunciation of Corliss [corliss] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Corliss) is pronounced KOR-liss. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Corliss is "cheerful, carefree". From "carleas", a compound of "caru" meaning "grief" or "care", and "leas" meaning "free from" or "without".

Associated with: old english, compound (blend).


Corliss has 5 variants: Corlee, Corless, Corley, Corlie and Corly.

Creative forms:
(female) Carliss, Coliss, ..

(male) Corli, Corlins, ..

Middle name pairings:
Corliss Journie (C.J.), ..

How popular is Corliss?

Corliss is a somewhat prominent first name for females (#2544 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more prominent surname for all people (#9754 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Corliss was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its highest position of #938 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Corliss is alike in pronunciation to Carlis, Carlise and Carlyse. Other suggested similar names are Alliss, Ardiss, Arliss, Arlyss, Berniss, Bliss, Calissa, Candiss, Caress, Carilis, Caris, Carissa, Carli, Carlie, Carline, Carling, Carlisa, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissa, Carlissia, Carlista, Carrissa, Cerisa, Cerise, Cerissa, Cerisse, Chalise, Charlisa, Chelisa, Chrissa, Chrisy, Cloris, Colina, Coline, Collie, Collina, Colline, Collis, Colliss (see Collis), Coralia, Coralin, Coralina, Coraline, Cordia, Cordie, Cordis, Cordiss, Corie, Corin, Corina, Corisa, Corissa, Corita, Cornie, Corri, Corrie, Corrin, Corrina, Corrinn, Corrissa, Crissa, Crissy, Dorcass, Dorlisa, Eriss, Feliss, Holless (see Hollis), Holliss (see Hollis), Holyss, Marliss and Phyliss. These names tend to be less frequently used than Corliss.

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