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What does Karissa mean?

Karissa \k(a)-rissa, kar(is)-sa\ 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.


Variations

Karissa has 5 variants: Karess, Karessa, Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.

For more on this name, see also the related girl name Charis.

Karissa has 8 more related variations via Carissa: Caresa, Caressa, Caris, Carisa, Carrisa, Carrissa, Charissa and Kharissa.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Karissa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Karissa outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Karissa and affiliated names. Charissa, Carissa and Carisa are the popular variation forms of Karissa rated in the Top 1000. This girl name reached the height of its popularity in 1992 and is now much less popular, with the versions Karissa and Carissa becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Carisa, Carissa, Charissa, Karissa in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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