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What does Chloris mean?

Chloris Pronunciation of Chloris as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Chloris is "green, greenish-yellow". From "khloros". Greek mythology: a minor goddess of vegetation who was also the goddess of spring. The name is thus the Greek equivalent of Flora. It was used by the Roman poet Horace for one of his loves (see Lalage), and was used by Augustan poets of the 17th and 18th centuries. Actress Cloris Leachman.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, green, yellow (golden), mythology, goddess, spring, roman, 17th century, 18th century


VARIANTS Chloress, Cloris, Khloris, Kloris

SEE ALSO Chloe, Clarinda, Clorinda

OTHER FORMS VIA FLORA, LALAGE Flori, Floria, Florie, Floris, Florise



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How popular is Chloris?

Chloris is an uncommon first name for females. Chloris is also a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Chloe (#25 LAST YEAR), Flora (#1052), Clarinda, Clorinda, Floria, Florie and Floris are the prominent related forms of Chloris (NOT RANKED) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Florise, are uncommon. These forms of Chloris reached the height of their popularity in 2009 (USAGE OF 0.65%) and are somewhat less conventional today (USAGE 0.41%, 37.8% LESS), with the form Flora falling out of fashion. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Chloe, Clarinda, Clorinda, Flora, Floria in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Florie, Floris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Chloris is pronounced similarly to Claris and Clarise. Other recommended sound-alike names are Caris, Celosia, Chari, Charie, Charil, Charin, Charis, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Cheerish, Cheri, Cherie, Cherisa, Cherise, Cherish, Cherit, Cherri, Cherrie, Cherrise, Cherrish, Cheyrie, Chloee, Chlorinda, Chorine, Chris, Chrisy, Chyril, Clari, Clarie, Clarisa, Clodia, Clora, Clorissa, Collis, Cordis, Cori, Corie, Corin, Corisa, Cris, Cypris, Deloris, Doris, Eldoris, Elois, Khris, Loris and Thordis (see Thora). These names tend to be more commonly used than Chloris.

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