Karis Name Meaning & Origin

Karis

Pronunciation: KA-ris (key)

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Comments and insights on the name Karis: | Edit

I was named Karis 57 years ago. growing up I never met anyone with this name. My mother pronounced it like it is spelled, Karis like Paris just change the P to K. I was told it was of Greek org. and meant "full of grace or graceful"
I am not sure of the Egyptian meaning but I have seen it spelled Kharis. I was told when I was young by a Methodist pastor that it was Biblical but have not ever found where in the Bible it was.

Personal experiences with the name Karis: | Edit

*My 4yr old daughter's name, we changed the i to y, because I also like the welsh Carys, I combined them.

*I plan on naming my second daughter to be born late fall 2010 Karis...I love that its different but not so different that its strange or ethnically identifiable.

*My name is Karis. I'm 17 though I was named before it was popular lol but it's an odd name. It's pronounced wrong alot and most don't know how to spell it.

Nicknames for Karis: | Edit

Karri, Reesie, Reese, Kare Bear, Rizzy, Rissy, Riz Biz, Carrots

Meanings and history of the name Karis: | Edit

Origin: Greek Meaning: Grace Pronunciation: KAH-rees, care-ISS, kah-RISS

*Read once that Greek meaning was Charitable and Graceful - loved it and so named my daughter.

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Mick Jagger has a daughter named Karis Hunt Jagger.

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Plot Summary for
The Mummy (1959)
The mummy's name was Kharis.
"In 1895, a team of archaeologists uncover the tomb of Princess Ananka, an Egyptian high priestess. They are warned not to disturb the tomb but in doing so, inadvertently bring to life the mummy of Kharis, the high priest who loved the Princess."
courtesy IMDB

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