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What does Karess mean?

Karess \k(a)-re-ss\ as a girls' name. Karess' name origin is Greek, and the name Karess means "very dear". Karess is a form of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa.


Karess has 4 alternative forms via Karissa: Karessa, Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.


Karess is an uncommon given name for women. Karess is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

The only prominent variation form of Karess (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Karissa. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in the year 1991 (usage of 0.694%) and are now significantly less widespread, with Karissa becoming less stylish. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Karess and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karess and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karess is alike in pronunciation to Caress, Caresse, Karas, Karis, Karisse and Karys. Another suggested similar baby name is Koressa. Like Karess, these names are not commonly used.