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What does Darissa mean?

Darissa Pronunciation of Darissa [daris-sa] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the name Darissa means "nugget of wisdom". Darissa is an alternate spelling of Dara (Hebrew).

Associated with: wisdom.


6 related forms via Dara: Darda, Daria, Darian, Darice, Darra and Darya.

Creative forms:
(female) Dahissa, Darsa, ..

(male) Darison, Darissey, ..

Middle name pairings:
Darissa Monroe (D.M.), ..

How popular is Darissa?

Darissa is an unusual first name for women. Darissa is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Darissa (outside Top 2000) are Dara, Daria (#1681 from recent data), Darian and Darice. Usage of these relations of Darissa was more pronounced in 1994 (median #1208) and has become much reduced since, with forms such as Dara becoming less fashionable. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dara, Daria, Darian, Darice in U.S.

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