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Gender: F Pronunciation: CA-riss (not Care-iss) Meaning of Carys: "love" Origin of Carys: Welsh

Common in Wales, this name was introduced to America when Welsh-born Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas chose it for their daughter in 2003. It didn't come into use in Wales until the late nineteenth century. It's currently Number 231 in England and Wales.

Carys is one of that sweet group of girls' names with a loving meaning, and this has a subliminal link to the word 'caress.'

Cerys is also heard in Wales.

Famous People Named Carys

Carys Zeta Douglas - daughter of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas
Carys Parry, Welsh hammer thrower
Carys Hawkins, Welsh-born Australian football player

Pop Culture References for the name Carys

Cariad is a related Welsh word meaning "sweetheart"

Ceris, Cerys, Caryse, Caris