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Karissa meaning and name origin
Karissa \k(a)-rissa, kar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-RISS-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Karissa is "very dear". See also Carissa.
Karissa has 5 variant forms: Karess, Karessa, Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.
For more information, see also the related name Charis.
Baby names that sound like Karissa are Kharissa, Karisse, Korissa and Krissa.
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Popularity of Karissa
Karissa is a very popular first name for women (#1577 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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