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What does Karis mean?

Karis /ka-ris/ as a girls' name is pronounced KARE-iss. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Karis is "grace". Phonetic variant of Charis.

Associated with: greek, grace


Karis has 13 relations via Charis: Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Chari, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Karas, Karisa, Karissa, Karisse and Karrisa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Karissia, Kasris, ..

(male) Karad, Kavis, ..

How popular is Karis?

Karis is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for all people (#35003 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Karis for girls. Karis was first listed in 1991 and reached its apex position of #864 in the U.S. in 2012, and is at #1079 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karis name in U.S.

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

Prominent related forms of Karis (#1079 in recent rankings) are Karissa (#1192 in recent rankings), Charis (#1926), Karisa, Charise and Carisa. Usage of these relations of Karis reached its highest 2 decades ago (adoption of 0.05%) and has become much less since (adoption 0.02%, 55.9%), with the version Karissa becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karis, Carisa, Charis, Charise, Karisa, Karissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Karis is pronounced similarly to Caress, Caris, Carys, Karess and Karys. Other suggested similar names are Amaris, Carlis, Chris, Claris, Doris, Edris, Janis, Kaci, Kacie, Kadia, Kadie, Kai, Kali, Kalie, Kamrin, Kapri, Kara, Karah, Karee, Karel, Kari, Karida, Karie, Karima, Karin, Karina, Karine, Karisha, Karla, Karlin, Karma, Karmia, Karmin, Karol, Karon, Karra, Karri, Karrin, Karry, Karyl, Karyn, Karysa, Kas, Kasi, Kasia, Kasie, Katria, Katrin, Katrisa, Kazia, Khris, Kiria, Klari, Kori, Korie, Korin, Kris, Krisi, Krisy, Lyris, Maris, Marlis, Marris, Mavis, Meris, Neris, Paris, Pris, Tais and Tanis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karis.