Karissa - Meaning of Karissa
[ 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).
Karesa, Karessa (English), Karis, Karisa (English), Karise (English), Karisha (English), Karysa, and Karyssa (English) are variations of Karissa. Both the origin and meaning of Karissa is inherited by all variant forms. Kar (contraction in ) and Rissa (contraction in English) are other variations of Karissa.
Karissa is somewhat popular as a baby girl name. At the height of its usage in 1993, 0.043% of baby girls were given the name Karissa. It had a ranking of #311 then. The baby name has seen a marked loss in popularity since then, and it is used on a very modest scale in recent years. In 2012, its usage was only 0.016% and its ranking #879, but it was nonetheless the 3rd most popular after Cara and Karis, within all girl names in its family. In 2012, Cara was more commonly used than Karissa by 34% .
Baby names that sound like Karissa include Karisa, Karysa, Carissa, Carrissa, Karasee, Karasey, Karasi, Karasie, Karasy, Karcsea, Karesa, Karessa, Karika, Karrisa, Karyssa, Korissa, Caresa, Caressa, Carisa, and Carisha.
† 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)"