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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Carys

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  • According to a user from Netherlands, the name Carys is of Welsh origin and means "Love or beloved".

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  1. A female given name of Welsh origin, from caru (“love”).

Notable Persons Named Carys

The Baroness Grey-Thompson is a politician, sport of athletics, and celebrity. The was given the name Carys Davina Grey on July 26th, 1969 in Cardiff.

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Carys was born on July 24th, 1981.

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Carys Hawkins is a soccer player for the Fylkir, Perth Glory FC (W-League), Umeå Södra FF, and Sunnanå SK. Carys was born on August 29th, 1988 in Cardiff.

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How popular is the baby name Carys in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1991 7 7 0
1992 8 8 0
1993 9 9 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 12 12 0
1996 6 6 0
1997 16 16 0
1998 6 6 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 19 19 0
2001 16 16 0
2002 16 16 0
2003 106 106 0
2004 178 178 0
2005 131 131 0
2006 196 196 0
2007 145 145 0
2008 178 178 0
2009 138 138 0
2010 114 114 0
2011 139 139 0
2012 131 131 0
2013 123 123 0
2014 114 114 0
2015 82 82 0
2016 61 61 0
2017 54 54 0

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Popularity of Carys as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Carys

  • How Popular is the name Carys? Carys is the 6,742nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Carys have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,023 babies born with the first name Carys in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carys to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carys? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1991 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Carys first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carys is Thursday, July 31st, 1947.
  • What year had the most people named Carys born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carys was in 2006 with a total of 196 babies.
  • Random Carys Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carys is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2010.
  • Weird things about the name Carys: Your name in reverse order is Syrac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yrcas. How do you pronounce that?

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