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Meaning and Name Origin

Karyssa \k(a)-ryssa, kar(ys)-sa\ as a girls' name has the meaning "very dear". Karyssa is a variation of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa. Seldom used as a birth name for females.


Karyssa has 3 variants: Karessa, Karisa and Karysa.

Karyssa has 1 more related variation via Karissa: Karess.


Karyssa is a rare given name for women. Karyssa is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Karyssa and related names. Karissa is the only popular varying form of Karyssa (#unlisted). This girl name reached the apex of its popularity in 1991 and has become much less popular since, with the version Karissa becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Karyssa is alike in pronunciation to Caressa, Carissa, Coryssa, Karrisa, Kharissa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other suggested similar baby names are Kalyssa, Karisha, Karisse, Karys, Klaryssa, Krissa, Krysia, Kryssa, Kryssi, Laryssa, Maryssa and Naryssa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karyssa.