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Charis has never been a top name for baby girls in the United States, and to be honest, we can't quite understand why. Not only does it sound cool, but it has a great meaning and a super-strong Greek history. The pronunciation is up for debate and largely depends on your accent, but no matter which way you say it, we think Charis could become quite popular over the next few decades.

Meaning of the name Charis:

Greek: Grace, kindness

Origin of the name Charis:

Charis is derived from the Greek word “kharis,” which means “grace” and “kindness.” According to Greek mythology, Charis was one of the Graces or Charites. They were goddesses of “charm, beauty, nature, human creativity, goodwill, and fertility.”

Symbolism of the name Charis:

Charis's meaning alone offers plenty in the way of symbolism. New parents may hope their little ones grow up to become women who are full of grace and kindness. Some new parents may find symbolism in the name's association with Greek mythology.

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Gender of the name Charis:

Charis is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Charis:

CARE-iss or HAR-ees

Number of syllables in the name Charis:


Emotion evoked from the name Charis:

The baby name Charis evokes images of someone who is involved in their community and always strives to make the world a better place.

Alternative spellings for the name Charis:

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Popularity of the name Charis:

According to the Social Security Administration, Charis has never been a top 1,000 baby name for boys or girls in the United States.

Related names for the name Charis:

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Famous people with the name Charis:

Charis in popular culture:

  • Charis (character from Home's “Iliad”)
  • Charis (character in the book “The Robber Bride” by Margaret Atwood)
  • Charis Merriville (character in the book “Frederica” by Georgette Heyer)
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