Charis Name Meaning & Origin
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Greek word for "grace"
The word "charisma" comes from the same root
I always wanted to call my daughter Elizabeth Grace. My wife would not let me, but agreed to Charis Elizabeth, so in effect I got Grace Elizabeth, or God's gift.
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This is my name, pronnounced with CH as in Charcoal. It's Greek for "the grace of God." People mispronounce it often, and kids made fun of it, but I started to like it as a teen and young adult. I would recommend it for babies you hope will grow into unique young women.
My daughter's name is Charis. The CH at the beginning of the word is from the Greek "X" which actually is pronounced with the sound of a "K." So, phonetically, Charis is pronounced "karis." We love it for it's beauty, both in sound and meaning. Our Charis is 2 right now. I pray that she will grow into a lovely woman who fits this beautiful name.
My name is Charis and we say CH as a K like Karis. Its often misprounced and made fun of by my peers. I like to go by Rissa because its a nice little nickname. I used to hate my name and sometimes still do but its a very beautiful name with a deep meaning I enjoy digging into. Charis is also a very spirtual name having close connections with Christiany and Pagan religions.
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Rissie, Rissy, Ris, Rissa
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In Greek mythology, a Charis (Χάρις) is one of several Charites, goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility. In Roman mythology they were known as the Gratiae, the "Graces".
Means grace or kindness.
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Charis Alexiou, Greek singer
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Charis, a character in Margaret Atwood's The Robber Bride
Charis Black Crouch, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Charis, princess of Atlantis in Stephen R. Lawhead's novel "Taliesin."