C names, Female, Greek mythology, Mythology, Physical Attributes, Proto-Indo-European, Virtues/Attributes

Charis

Charis is the singular form of Charites, also known as the Graces in Roman myth, who are the goddesses of grace, beauty, charm, human creativity, mirth, joy, dance, and song. Though there are traditionally three goddesses presented as the Charites (Aglaia, goddess beauty, glory, and adornment; Euphrosyne, goddess of mirth good cheer, glory, and merriment; and Thalia, goddess of festivity and banquets), other goddesses have been mentioned.

Charis is the Latinized form of Ancient Greek Kharis meaning “grace, kindness, beauty, elegance” which comes from khaírō (to be happy) from Proto-Hellenic *kʰəřřō (to rejoice) ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰer- (to yearn for).

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Karis (Ancient Greek, English)
  • Haris (Greek)
  • Carissa (English)
  • Charissa (English)
  • Karissa (English)
  • Caris (English)

 

Male forms:

  • Chares (Ancient Greek)
  • Chariton (Ancient Greek)
  • Khariton (Russian)
  • Haris (Greek)

 

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