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Meaning and Origin of: Karas girl

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First name origin & meaning:

Greek: Grace; beauty; kindness

First name variations: Charis, Carisma, Chareesse, Charisa, Charise, Carisa, Carissa, Charissa, Charisse, Charysse, Cherish, Carrie, Carry, Cruz, Karis, Karisma, Karisse, Sherisa, Charisma

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. Polish (Karaś); Hungarian (Kárász); Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Slovenian (Prekmurje), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Slavic karas ‘crucian carp’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carp fisher or possibly a nickname for someone with a fishlike appearance. As a Jewish name it is mainly an ornamental name.
  2. Greek: from a nickname meaning ‘black’ (see Caras).
  3. Hungarian: topographic name for someone living by the Karas river, a tributary of the river Danube, named with Turkish kara ‘black’ + suğ ‘water’.
  4. German: from a short form of the personal name Zacharias or of the Greek saint’s name Makarios, meaning ‘blessed one’.
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