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What does Karess mean?

Karess [ka-ress] as a girls' name. Karess' name origin is Greek, and the name Karess means "very dear". Karess is an alternate form, with the suffix -ess, of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa.

Associated with: greek.


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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kiress, Koress, ..

(male) Karesskel, Karesslan, ..

How popular is Karess?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent variation forms of Karess (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Karissa (#1192 from recent data) and Karisa. These forms of Karess reached the height of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #778) and are now significantly less conventional (#1596, down 83%), with the version Karissa becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the statistics of Karess and associated names. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karisa, 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, Caris, Carisse, Carys, Karas, Karis, Karisse and Karys. Other suggested similar names are Aeress, Caresa, Caressa, Janess, Karee, Kareen, Karel, Karen, Karena, Karene, Karensa, Karisha, Karrisa, Kass, Katessa, Kharissa, Khris, Kirsi, Koressa, Korissa, Koryssa, Kris, Krisi, Krissa, Krissy, Krisy, Kryssa, Kryssi (see Christine), Maressa, Sarese and Taresa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Karess.