Charis (name)

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Charis
Threegraces.jpg
The three Graces in Botticelli's Primavera
Pronunciation Kar-is or Ka-riz
Gender Feminine (English), unisex (Greek)
Origin
Word/name Ancient Greek
Meaning "one of the Graces", "grace" or "kindness"
Other names
Related names Charissa (English variant), Haris (Greek variant transcription)

Charis (/ˈkrɪs/; Greek: Χάρις) is a given name derived from a Greek word meaning "grace, kindness, and life"

In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of the Charites (Greek: Χάριτες) or "Graces", goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility; and in Homer's Iliad, Charis is the wife of Hephaestus.[1] Charis was also known as Cale ("Beauty") or Aglaea ("Splendor").[2]

Charis is also the Spartan name of a Grace.

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