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What does Karessa mean?

Karessa Pronunciation of Karessa [ka-res-sa] as a name for girls is a Greek name, and Karessa means "very dear". Karessa is a variant form of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa.

Associated with: greek.


Karessa has 3 variants: Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.

1 more relation via Karissa: Karess.

Creative forms:
(female) Kareska, Kersa, ..


Middle name pairings:
Karessa Graciela (K.G.), ..

How popular is Karessa?

Karessa is an uncommon given name for women. Karessa is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Karissa (#1253 a year ago) and Karisa are the prominent varying forms of Karessa (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Karyssa, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Karessa was at its apex 22 years ago and is now significantly diminished. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Karessa is pronounced similarly to Caresa, Caressa, Carisa, Carissa, Carressa, Carrisa, Carrissa, Corissa, Coryssa, Karrisa, Kharissa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other recommended names are Caress, Caresse, Claressa, Cressa, Danessa, Darissa, Jalessa, Janessa, Jeressa, Kadesha, Kalesta, Kalissa, Kalyssa, Kamesha, Kanesha, Karas, Kareema, Kareena, Kareima, Kareina, Karena, Karenna, Karensa, Karenza, Karis, Karisha, Karisma, Karisse, Karlesha, Karys, Katessa, Kerensa, Klarissa, Klaryssa, Krisia, Krissa, Krissy, Krysia, Kryssa, Kryssi (see Christine), Lanessa, Larissa, Laryssa, Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marissa, Markessa, Maryssa, Narissa, Naryssa, Parissa, Ranessa, Sarissa, Taresa, Teressa, Tressa, Vanessa and Varnessa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karessa.

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