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Meaning and Name Origin

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


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)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of Karess and associated names. The only prominent variation form of Karess (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000 is Karissa. This girl name reached the height of its popularity in 1991 and is now significantly less widespread, with the version Karissa becoming less stylish. (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.