What does Larisa mean?
Larisa /lar-isa/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Larisa means "cheerful". Larisa is an alternate spelling of Larissa (Latin): version of Lara. Lariosa is a common last name.
How popular is Larisa?
Larisa is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2250 out of 4276, Top 53%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Larisa and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Larisa (not ranked) ranked in the Top 1000 are Larissa and Lissa. Forms like Lari are uncommon. These girl names reached the top of their popularity in the year 1994 (usage of 0.3185%) and are now much less popular, with the form Larissa becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)