[ 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).
Kar (contraction in ) and Rissa (contraction in English) are other variations of Karissa.
Karissa is a classic favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby girl name, but to a lesser degree than it was previously. The name's popularity jumped from the 1970s up to the 1990s; before that, it was of very modest use only. 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 loss in popularity since then. In 2012, its usage was 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, 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)"