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What does Charissa mean?

Charissa /char-is-sa/ as a girls' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Charissa is "grace". Modern elaboration of Charis, perhaps influenced by Clarissa.

Associated with: greek, grace, modern


Charissa has 1 variant: Kharissa.

Affiliated girl names: Carissa and Charity.

Charissa has 39 more relations via Charis, Clarissa: Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisse, Carrissa, Chareese, Charesa, Charese, Chari, Charice, Charie, Charisa, Charise, Charish, Charisha, Charisse, Charista, Charysse, Cherise, Clairessa, Clairissa, Claresa, Claressa, Clarica, Claris, Clarisa, Clarisse, Clarissia, Clariza, Clarrisa, Clarrissa, Clerissa, Clorissa, Karisa, Karissa, Karisse, Klarisa, Klarissa and Sherisa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Chanissa, Chersa, ..

(male) Charissey, Charsey, ..

How popular is Charissa?

Charissa is a very popular first name for women (#1795 out of 4276, Top 42%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Charissa for girls. Charissa was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #961 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charissa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charissa outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Charissa and related names. Carisa, Carissa (#1391 last year), Charis (#1926), Charise, Charisse, Charity (#1057), Cherise, Claris, Clarisa, Clarissa (#765), Karisa, Karissa (#1192) and Klarissa are the popular related forms of Charissa rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Charissa were at the top of their popularity 22 years ago (average #1350) and are now much less popular (#1737, 77.6%), with forms such as Carissa becoming less trendy.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Charisse, Charity, Cherise, Claris, Clarisa in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names


Charissa is alike in pronunciation to Chariza, Cheresa, Cherisa, Sharisa, Sharissa, Sheriesa and Sherissa. Other suggested similar names are Amarissa, Analissa, Caress, Caresse, Carinna, Caritta, Carlissa, Cericia, Cerissa, Chalina, Chania, Chanise, Chara, Charidy, Charitey (see Charity), Chariti (see Charity), Charlea, Charleesa (see Charlene), Charlina, Charma, Chasida, Chasina, Chaviva, Chereese, Cheresse, Cherida, Cheriese, Cherish, Cherisse, Cheryse, Cherysh, Chiarina, Chrissa, Chrissee, Chrissy, Christi, Christia, Christy, Claritza, Corisa, Corissa, Cressa, Cressy, Crissie (see Christina), Darissa, Janissa, Kalissa, Khrista, Klaryssa, Korissa, Krissa, Larisa, Laryssa, Marisha, Marlissa, Marrissa, Morissa, Narcissa, Narissa, Narsissa, Nerissa, Phalisha, Raissa, Sarissa, Shalisa, Shanessa, Sharika and Sharina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Charissa.