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Meaning and Name Origin

Karessa \k(a)-ressa, kar(es)-sa\ as a name for girls means "very dear". Karessa is a variant of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa. Unique as a birth name.


Karessa has 3 variants: Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.

Karessa has 1 more related variation via Karissa: Karess.


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

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Karessa and affiliated names. Karissa is the only prominent varying form of Karessa (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of this girl name was at its apex in the year 1991 and is now significantly less, with the version Karissa becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Carissa, Carressa, Karrisa, Kharissa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other recommended similar baby names are Karensa, Karisha, Karisse, Katessa, Krissa, Kryssa and Maressa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karessa.