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What does Karessa mean?

Karessa /ka-res-sa/ as a name for girls. Karessa's name origin is Greek, and Karessa means "very dear". Karessa is a variant form, with the suffix -essa, of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa.

Associated with: greek.


Karessa has 3 variants: Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.

Karessa has 1 more relation via Karissa: Karess.

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

(male) Kareskel, Karesmar, ..

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)


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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Karessa and affiliated names. Karissa (#1192 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 21 years ago and is now significantly diminished. (2014 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.