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What does Carys mean?

Carys Pronunciation of Carys as a girls' name is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Carys is "love". From "caru". It is pronounced the same way as Charis. Modern coinage, similar to names such as Gladys.




VARIANTS Caris, Cerys, Karys

SEE ALSO Carissa

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA CHARIS, GLADYS Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Charesa, Charese, Chari, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charysse, Karas, Karis, Karisa

(female) Cacrys, ..

(male) Cacos, ..

Carys Amiah (C.A.), ..

How popular is Carys?

Carys is an unusual first name for females. Carys is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Carys was first listed in 2003 and reached its peak rank of #1227 in the U.S. in the year 2006, but is not ranked currently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Karis (#1331 FROM RECENT DATA), Carissa (#1986), Carisa, Cerys, Charis, Charise, Gladys and Karisa are the prominent related forms of Carys. Other forms, like Charie, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Carys was at its highest 118 years ago (ADOPTION OF 1.03%) and is now significantly less (ADOPTION 0.02%, 98%), with forms such as Carys becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carys, Carisa, Carissa, Charis, Charise in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gladys, Karis, Karisa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Carys is pronounced similarly to Caress, Caresse and Karess. Other recommended sound-alike names are Cacy, Cady, Cadye, Calyn, Camryn, Candys, Cara, Carah, Caree, Carel, Caren, Caresa, Carey, Cari, Carie, Carin, Carla, Carle, Carli, Carlis, Carly, Carlye, Carlyn, Carlyse, Carma, Carmi, Carmy, Carna, Caro, Carol, Caron, Carri, Carry, Carryn, Cary, Caryl, Caryle, Caryll, Caryn, Carynn, Cas, Cass, Casy, Caty, Cay, Caye, Cayse, Caysi, Ceres, Charyl, Chris, Claris, Clary, Cory, Coryn, Cris, Dorys, Erys, Eurys, Marlys, Marys and Nerys. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carys.

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