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What does Carrissa mean?

Carrissa Pronunciation of Carrissa [car-ris-sa] as a girls' name is of Greek derivation, and Carrissa means "beloved; grace". Carrissa is a variant form of Carissa (Latin, Greek): simplified spelling of Charissa. Carrissa is also a variant of Charis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, grace.


Carrissa has 8 variants: Caresa, Caressa, Carisa, Carrisa, Karisa, Karissa, Karrisa and Kharissa.

9 more alternative forms via Carissa, Charis: Caris, Carisia, Carisse, Charisa, Charisha, Charissa, Charisse, Charista and Karisse.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Carrissa Elsa (C.E.), ..

How popular is Carrissa?

Carrissa is an unusual first name for females. Carrissa is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Karissa (#1253 from recent data), Carissa (#1412), Karisa, Charisse, Charissa, Charis and Carisa are the prominent variation forms of Carrissa (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Carrissa reached the apex of their popularity 23 years ago (average #1289) and are now much less conventional (#1809, down 88%), with forms such as Carissa becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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 Carrissa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Carrissa is alike in pronunciation to Carressa, Corisa, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Karessa, Karyssa and Korissa. Other suggested similar names are Calissa, Calista, Callista, Calyssa, Capriana, Carinna, Carita, Carlia, Carlicia, Carlisa, Carmesa, Carmia, Carmiya, Carniela, Carrie, Carrin, Carrine, Cericia, Cerisa, Cerise, Cerrita, Charise, Cheriese, Cherisa, Cherise, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissie, Chrissta (see Christina), Chrissy, Clairessa, Clarissa, Clarissia, Clarrisa (see Clarissa), Clarrissa, Clerissa, Clerisse, Cordiss, Corliss, Cressy, Crissey, Darnisha, Karisha, Karrina, Klarissa, Klarrisa, Krissa, Lakrisha, Larisa, Larisha, Lerissa, Mallissa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marisse, Markessa, Maurisa, Maurissa, Narcisse, Norissa, Parisa, Parris, Patrisha, Patrisse, Sarissa, Turkissa (see Turkessa) and Vanissa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Carrissa.

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