Carissa - Meaning of Carissa
What does Carissa mean?
[ 3 syll. ca-ris-sa, car-i-ssa ] The baby girl name Carissa is pronounced as KaaRIH-Saa- †. Carissa is mainly used in English, and its language of origin is Italian and Old Greek.
In addition, Carissa is a pet form of the English, German, and Italian name Cara in the English language.
Carissa is also a variant form of the English and German name Charis in the English language.
Carissa is also a variant form of the English and Greek name Charissa in the English language.
Carissa is a widely used name; it has 28 variant forms. Variant forms include Caresa, Carese, Caressa (also used in French), Caresse, Cari, Carie, Carisa, Carise, Carisha, Carisia, Cariss, Carisse, Carissima, Carrie, Carrisa, Carrissa, Charessa, Charesse, Charisa, Charissa, Karessa, Karisa, Karise, Karisha, Karissa, Karyssa, and Kharissa. Another English variant is the contracted form Rissa.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Carissa.
See also the related categories, english, greek, and italian.
Carissa is uncommon as a baby name for girls. At the modest height of its usage in 1992, 0.058% of baby girls were named Carissa. Its ranking then was #239. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is today of irregular use. Within the group of girl names directly related to Carissa, Cara was the most popular in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Carissa include Carrissa, Karisa, Karissa, Karysa, Cahearah, Caheera, Caheerah, Caheira, Caheirah, Cahiera, Cahira, Cahirah, Cahyra, Cahyrah, Carelle, Caresa, Caressa, Caria, Carisa, and Carisha.
† Pronunciation for Carissa: 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)"
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