- Not to be confused with the related name Charis
|Related names||Caryse, Cerys (alternate spelling), Carissa, Cara, Carrie, Cheryl, Cherise|
Carys is a Welsh feminine given name, formed from the stem of the Welsh vocabulary word caru, "to love" (cf. third person câr "beloved friend" or "precious"), and the suffix -ys, found in such names as Dilys, Gladys, Glenys and Nerys.
This is comparable to the similar name Cheryl which like Carys  also appeared circa 1900 and is a combination of Cherie (The French form of Cara which means "precious" in Latin and is cognate to Welsh "câr") and the +yl suffix common in trendy early 20th century names such as Meryl and Beryl.
Famous bearers of the name include:
- Carys Bannister (1935–2010), British neurosurgeon
- Carys Hawkins (born 1988), Welsh-born Australian football player
- Carys Parry (born 1981), Welsh hammer thrower
- Carys Phillips (born 1992), Welsh rugby union player
- Carys Zeta Douglas (born 2003), daughter of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and American actor Michael Douglas
- Carys Meneely (born 2005), Irish dancer.
- Caradoc, a related male Welsh name with medieval origins
- Igor Katsev. "Carys (Name) | Meaning of Carys | Origin of Carys at". Mfnames.com. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
- "Carys: Baby Name of the Day". Appellation Mountain. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
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