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Gender: F Pronunciation: HAR-ees Meaning of Charis: "grace" Origin of Charis: Greek

Reference to the mythological Three Graces of womanly charm, this one representing charity. Pronounced in Greek as starting with a back-of-the-throat H sound, most English-speakers would translate that to something closer to KAR-is. It's also the name of a girl who lived in Atlantis in the novel Taliesin, and appears in the Margaret Atwood novel The Robber Bride.

Famous People Named Charis

Charis Pulvar (b. 1998), daughter of Audrey Pulvar

Pop Culture References for the name Charis

A character in Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride"
Name of the Greek slave who narrates "The Story of the Greek Slave," an 1836 short story by Captain Marryat
From Georgette Heyer's Regency romance "Frederica" (1965): "Charis! And I thought that never was anyone more aptly named, for it means 'grace', you know--from the Greek." (Charis Merriville is the title character's beautiful sister.)