Meaning and name origin
Corliss \c(o)-rli-ss, cor-liss\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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".
Corliss is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2544 out of 4276, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#5588 out of 88799, Top 6%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Corliss for girls. Corliss reached its highest rank of #941 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).