[ 3 syll. (c)ha-ris-sa, ch-ari-ssa ] The baby girl name Charissa is pronounced as Kaa-RIHSSaa- †. Charissa's language of origin is Italian, Old Greek, and English. It is predominantly used in English and Greek. This is an elaboration of Charis. It was used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem The Faerie Queene (1590,1596).
In addition, Charissa is a variation (English) of Cara (English, German, and Italian).
Charissa is also a variation of Carissa (English).
Charissa is also a variation (English) of Charis (English and German).
Charissa is also a variation (Greek) of Charity (English).
The origin and meaning of Charissa is inherited by all variant forms.
See also the related form, Clarissa (English, German, and Italian).
Charissa is an unusual baby girl name. Its usage peaked in 1980 with 0.012% of baby girls being named Charissa. It had a ranking of #779 then. The baby name has steeply slipped in popularity since then, and is currently of only very modest use. In 2018, among the family of girl names directly related to Charissa, Clarissa was the most commonly used.
Baby names that sound like Charissa include Cahearah, Caheera, Caheerah, Caheira, Caheirah, Cahiera, Cahira, Cahirah, Cahyra, Cahyrah, Carelle, Caresa, Caressa, Caria, Carisa, Carisha, Carissa, Carrissa, Cassara, and Ceirios.
† Pronunciation for Charissa: 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)"