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

The name Carys is a girl's name of Welsh origin meaning "love". Carys and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplet Game-GIRLS".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Carys

Carys Davina "Tanni" Grey-Thompson, Baroness Grey-Thompson, British MP and former wheelchair racer
Carys Parry, Welsh hammer thrower
Carys Hawkins, Welsh-born Australian football player
Carys Margaret Bannister, British neurosurgeon
Carys Phillips, Welsh rugby union player
Carys Zeta Douglas (b. 2003), daughter of Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas

Pop Culture References for the name Carys

Cariad is a related Welsh word meaning "sweetheart"
Carys Fox, a character in Katie Khan's novel "Hold Back the Stars"

Ceris, Cerys, Caryse, Caris