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A famous bearer is Charisma Carpenter (Cordelia Chase in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel).
-- WCSAngel  6/2/2006
It was chosen for her after a perfume made by Avon cosmetics.
-- sarahj  11/27/2007
Kharisma Valetti is a character in the webcomic Something Positive.
-- mymymetrocard  11/10/2006
If this is a name, they might as well name children Knowledge.
-- Anonymous User  1/1/2007
It is a name and a very nice one at that.
-- Jasmine  3/3/2007
I don't really like this name. It sounds kind of tacky to me.
-- Anonymous User  3/18/2007
Charisma, or charism (anointing) means 'a favour specially vouchsafed by God; a grace; a talent'-divine virtue, not the superficial meaning that is given to it today closer to 'glamour', it was and still is, a Christian term for god's anointed.
-- Auriel  4/7/2007
Carrie could be a cute nickname for Charisma.
-- pandasayscynical  12/26/2007
It would be just too bad if a woman named Charisma wasn't very charismatic after all. Imagine this name on a fat, ugly, grumpy woman, or a teen girl with a serious acne problem. Very awkward. I'd say the name is quite tacky, and if people decide to hate the girl, boy, is she in for life in hell for her school years with a name like this.
-- slight night shiver  5/18/2008
I think it's a unique, beautiful, memorable choice. I personally don't care for Carrie/Charis(e), etc for nicknames, but I do like Issy/Izzy (CharISma)!
-- sayseptember  12/13/2008
I think this name sounds pretty. Even if it is a name we use in every day English. Other names are taken from words and this is just the same. And why not name your daughter Charisma, hoping she would possess this trait?
-- Anonymous User  5/6/2009
My cousin's name is Charisma, and she goes by Chari, which is pronounced just like Carey.
-- Heathyr  7/16/2009
I don't like this name as a first name but I think it's great as a filler middle name. :)
-- walesgal92  12/26/2009
So beautiful as a middle name. Charisma is such a cool concept and a envious trait to have. I wouldn't use it as first name, though, in case the girl grew up to be shy and uncharismatic. However, I'm not happy about the religious significance of Charisma (a "charismatic" can also be someone who belongs to a particular Christian group), but that meaning is mostly obsolete now, so it doesn't bother me. On the side note, the religious meaning stemmed from the fact that people thought Charisma was a gift (charis - grace, kindness) from God, which makes it related to the word "charity". I think that's a nice association.
-- Ailis  2/25/2010
I think it's a beautiful first or middle name!
-- cyrilbluemeow  7/6/2011
The name Charisma was given to 80 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
Charisma as defined by the Oxford English dictionary means:
1) compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
2) a divinely conferred power or talent.
This name comes from the word Kharis, Greek, meaning 'favour and grace'.
It was translated to English, brought across in 17th century from Greece/Italy by ecclesiastical Latin.
-- queen_vic  11/11/2014
Car-iz-mah
Also reminds me of the Welsh name Carys, with an additional ma on the end.
-- queen_vic  11/11/2014
I love this name.
It's unusual. It fits the trend today of hipster naming. And it is a great quality to have.
That said, I am concerned about the pressure a virtue or quality name puts on a child. From being a grumpy Joy, a pessimistic Hope, or a dull Charisma. There is the risk of it becoming an oxymoron - on a real person. This could be funny, a lot of life's little ironies are titillating, or it could be a disaster.
-- queen_vic  11/11/2014

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