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What does Karyssa mean?

Karyssa /ka-rys-sa/ as a girls' name. Karyssa's name origin is Greek, and the meaning of Karyssa is "very dear". Karyssa is an alternate spelling, with the suffix -yssa, of Karissa (Greek): see also Carissa.

Associated with: greek.


Karyssa has 3 variants: Karessa, Karisa and Karysa.

Karyssa has 1 more relation via Karissa: Karess.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Kerryssa, Kersa, ..

(male) Karysmal, Karysman, ..

How popular is Karyssa?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of Karyssa and related names. Karissa (#1192 via latest list) and Karisa are the popular varying forms of Karyssa (outside Top 2000). These relations of Karyssa were favored as birth names 2 decades ago (average #778) and have become much less common since, with the version Karissa becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Karisa, 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 Caresa, Caressa, Carisa, Carissa, Carressa, Carrisa, Carrissa, Corissa, Coryssa, Karrisa, Kharissa, Koressa, Korissa and Koryssa. Other suggested similar names are Bryssa, Calyssa, Chryssa, Darissa, Kalissa, Kalyssa, Kalysta, Karas, Karensa, Karis, Karisha, Karisma, Karisse, Karyna, Karynna, Karys, Katessa, Khrysta, Klarissa, Klarysa, Klaryssa, Krisia, Krissa, Krissy, Krysia, Kryssa, Kryssi (see Christine), Krysta, Larissa, Laryssa, Maressa, Marissa, Marlyssa, Marysa, Marysia, Maryssa, Meryssa, Narcyssa, Narissa, Naryssa, Neryssa, Parissa, Sarissa and Talyssa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Karyssa.