Meaning and Origin of: Caras

Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : nickname for a black-haired or gloomy individual, fromkaras ‘black’, ‘dark’ (and by extension ‘moody’), from Turkishkara ‘black’. It is also found in many compound surnames such as Karageorgiou ‘black George’ (patronymic).
  • Greek : occupational name for a carter, Greek karas (fromkaro ‘cart’ + the occupational suffix -as).