[ 3 syll. ka-ris-sa, kar-i-ssa ] The baby girl name Karissa is pronounced as KaaRIHS-aa- †. Karissa is used predominantly in the English language. Its origin is Italian and Old Greek. The name could also be from the combination of the popular prefix 'Ka-' with the name Melissa.
In addition, Karissa is a diminutive (English) of the name Cara (English, German, and Italian).
Karissa is also a variation of the name Carissa (English).
Karissa is also a variation (English) of the name Charis (English and German).
Karissa is also a variation (English) of the name Charissa (English and Greek).
Both the origin and meaning of Karissa is inherited by all variant forms.
Karissa is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1992, 0.045% of baby girls were given the name Karissa. It had a ranking of #309 then. The baby name has seen a marked loss in popularity since then, and is currently of very modest use. Within the family of girl names directly linked to Karissa, Cara was the most regularly used in 2015.
Baby names that sound like Karissa include Karisa, Karysa, Carissa, Carrissa, Karasee, Karasey, Karasi, Karasie, Karasy, Karcsea, Karelle, Karesa, Karessa, Karia, Karika, Karrisa, Karyssa, Keearra, Keerah, and Keiara.
† Pronunciation for Karissa: K as in "key (K.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"