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What does Cerissa mean?

Cerissa Pronunciation of Cerissa [ceris-sa] as a girls' name means "cherry". Cerissa is an alternate spelling of Cerise (English, French): modern coinage from French "cerise".

Associated with: cherry (tree).


Cerissa has 1 variant: Cerisa.

13 more relations via Cerise: Cera, Cerea, Cerese, Ceri, Ceria, Cerice, Cericia, Cerisse, Cerria, Cerrina, Cerrita, Charisse and Cherise.

Creative forms:
(female) Cerista, Cyrissa, ..

(male) Cerisal, Ceriser, ..

Middle name pairings:
Cerissa Queen (C.Q.), ..

How popular is Cerissa?

Cerissa is an unusual first name for females. Cerissa is an uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Cerissa (outside Top 2000) are Cera, Charisse and Cherise. These relations of Cerissa were at the peak of their popularity 5 decades ago. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cera, Charisse, Cherise in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Cerissa is alike in pronunciation to Sarissa. Other suggested similar names are Brissa, Calissa, Caresa, Caress, Caressa, Caresse, Caris, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carissa, Carisse, Carlissa, Carressa (see Caresse), Carrisa, Carrissa, Ceirios, Celisse, Ceres, Cerys, Charisa, Charisha, Charissa, Cheresa, Cheriese, Cherisa, Cherish, Cherishe, Cherisse, Chris, Chrisie, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissie, Chrissy, Christa, Chrisy, Chryssa, Clarissa, Clerissa, Clerisse, Clorissa, Corisa, Corissa, Corrissa, Cressa, Cressy, Cris, Crissa, Crissey, Crissie (see Christina), Crista, Darissa, Delissa, Jelissa, Jeressa, Karissa, Korissa, Krissa, Lerissa, Lorissa, Marissa, Melissa, Merissa, Meryssa, Morissa, Narissa, Neriss, Nerissa, Neryssa, Norissa, Parissa, Sherissa and Teressa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Cerissa.

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