What does Karissa mean?
Karissa /ka-ris-sa/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced ka-RISS-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Karissa is "very dear". See also Carissa.
Related girl name: Charis.more]
How popular is Karissa?
Karissa is a very popular first name for women (#1577 out of 4276, Top 37%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Karissa for girls. Karissa was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #306 in the U.S. in 1991, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Charissa, Carissa and Carisa are the popular variation forms of Karissa rated in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity in 1992 (usage of 0.363%) and are now much less popular, with the versions Karissa and Carissa becoming less stylish. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Karissa and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Karissa▼ is pronounced similarly to Corissa, Karrisa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other suggested similar baby names are Darissa, Kalissa, Karis, Karisha, Karisma, Karisse, Klarissa, Krisia, Krissa, Krissy, Kryssa, Larissa▼, Marissa▲, Narissa, Parissa and Sarissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Karissa.