What does Carissa mean?
Carissa [caris-sa] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-RISS-ah. It is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Carissa is "beloved; grace". Simplified spelling of Charissa, from Charis. Also possibly an elaborated form of Cara or Carys. Used by Edmund Spencer in his epic 1590 poem "The Faerie Queene".
Related girl name: Charity.
Carissa has 20 more different relations via Cara, Carys, Charis: Caralea, Caralia, Caranda, Caretta, Carina▼, Carine, Carisia, Carisse, Charesa, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charisse, Charista, Charysse, Karina▼, Karis, Karisse and Karrisa.Creative forms:
(female) Carisca, Carison, ..
(male) Carisco, Carisle, .. Middle name pairings:
Carissa Myka (C.M.), ..
How popular is Carissa?
Carissa is a very popular first name for females (#953 out of 4276, Top 22%) but a rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Carissa was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak position of #239 in the U.S. in the year 1992, and is presently at #1412. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Cara (#727 a year ago), Carina (#1067), Carisa, Carys, Charis, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, Charity (#1218), Karina (#462), Karis (#1257), Karisa and Karissa (#1253) are the popular varying forms of Carissa (#1412 a year ago). Other forms, like Carine, are uncommon. These relations of Carissa were favored 20 years ago (adoption of 0.37%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 0.09%, ▼75.2%), with versions such as Carissa becoming less stylish.
Carissa▼ is alike in pronunciation to Carressa, Corisa, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Karessa, Karysa, Karyssa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other recommended names are Amarissa, Brissa, Calista▼, Calyssa, Caress, Caresse, Carinna, Carita, Carlisa, Carlisha, Carlisia, Carlissia, Carlista, Carmesa, Cerisa, Cerise, Cerissa, Cerisse, Chariza, Cherisa, Cherisse, Chris▼, Chrissee, Chrissta (see Christina), Chrissy, Christa▼, Chryssa, Clairissa, Clarisa▼, Clarisse, Clarissia, Clayrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Cressa, Cressy, Crissa, Crissey, Crissie (see Christina), Crista, Darissa, Jalissa, Janissa, Karisha, Karisma, Klarissa, Larisa, Larisha, Laryssa, Lerissa, Maressa, Marisa▼, Marlissa, Marrissa, Maryssa, Maurissa, Merissa, Narcissa, Narissa, Narkissa, Narsissa, Nerissa, Parisa and Sarissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Carissa.See names in meaning and etymology.