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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 has 5 variant forms: Corlee, Corless, Corley, Corlie and Corly.


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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Corliss name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Corliss is also pronounced similarly to Carlis and Carlise. Other suggested similar baby names are Carlisa, Carlissa, Colliss and Cordiss. These names tend to be less commonly used than Corliss.