CA-riss (not Care-iss)

Carys Origin and Meaning

The name Carys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "love".

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 367 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.

# 654 on Nameberry

Carys Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Carys Popularity

Famous People Named Carys

  • Carys Davina "Tanni" GreyThompson, Baroness Grey,Thompson, British MP and former wheelchair racer
  • Carys ParryWelsh hammer thrower
  • Carys HawkinsWelsh,born Australian football player
  • Carys Margaret BannisterBritish neurosurgeon
  • Carys PhillipsWelsh rugby union player
  • Carys Zeta Douglas (b. 2003)daughter of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas

Carys in Pop Culture

  • Cariad is a related Welsh word meaning "sweetheart"
  • Carys Foxa character in Katie Khan's novel "Hold Back the Stars"
  • Carys Lasta character in Alice Osman’s novel “Radio Silence”