[ 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 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, 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)"