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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 girl name Charis.


Karissa is a very popular first name for females (#1577 out of 4276, Top 37%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Karissa for girls (2014 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Karissa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Charis, Carissa and Karissa. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Charis, Carissa, Karissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Karissa is also pronounced similarly to Caressa, Carisa, Carrissa, Corissa, Karrisa, Kharissa, 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 commonly used than Karissa.


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