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What does Caressa mean?

Caressa Pronunciation of Caressa [ca-res-sa] as a name for girls is of French and Greek derivation, and the meaning of Caressa is "tender touch; beloved; grace". Caressa is an alternate spelling of Caresse (French): see also Charis. Caressa is also a variation of Carissa (Latin, Greek).

Associated with: greek, tender (gentle), grace.


Caressa has 9 variants: Caresa, Carisa, Carressa, Carrisa, Carrissa, Karisa, Karissa, Karrisa and Kharissa.

14 more different relations via Caresse, Carissa, Charis: Caress, Caris, Carisia, Carisse, Chareese, Charesa, Charese, Charisa, Charisha, Charissa, Charisse, Charista, Charysse and Karisse.

Creative forms:
(female) Caressi, Coressa, ..

(male) Caresco, Careson, ..

Middle name pairings:
Caressa Kaycee (C.K.), ..

How popular is Caressa?

Caressa is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Caressa is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Karissa (#1253 in 2015), Carissa (#1412), Karisa, Charisse, Charissa, Charis and Carisa are the prominent related forms of Caressa (outside Top 2000). Usage of these forms of Caressa was widespread among parents 23 years ago (median #1289) and has become much less since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Carisa, Carissa, Charis, Charissa, Charisse in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karisa, Karissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Caressa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Caressa is alike in pronunciation to Corisa, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Karessa, Karysa, Karyssa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other suggested similar names are Calesta, Calissa, Calyssa, Camesha, Careena, Carena, Carenna, Caretta, Carisma, Carlisa, Carlissa, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carys, Ceres, Cerese, Cerisa, Cerissa, Cerisse, Cheresa, Cheresse, Chessa, Chrissa, Chrissy, Chryssa, Clairessa, Claresa, Claressa, Claresta, Clarissa, Crecia, Cressa, Cressy, Crissa, Crissy, Danessa, Darissa, Jalessa, Janessa, Jeressa, Karensa, Karess, Katessa, Lanessa, Larissa, Laryssa, Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marissa, Markessa, Maryssa, Narissa, Naryssa, Parissa, Ranessa, Sarissa, Taresa, Teressa, Tressa, Vanessa and Varnessa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Caressa.

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