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Meaning and name origin

Larisa \l(a)-ri-sa\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Larisa is "cheerful". Larisa is a variant of Larissa (Latin): variant of Lara; from the same root as Hilary.


Larisa has 3 variant forms: Laryssa, Lerissa, Lorissa.


Larisa is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2250 out of 4276, Top 53%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Larisa and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Larissa. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carisa, Karisa, Larina, Larisha, Larita, Loris, Lyrica, Lyris, Marisa and Parisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Larisa.