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What does Larisa mean?

Larisa [lar-isa] 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.

Associated with: cheerful (joy).


Larisa has 3 variants: Laryssa, Lerissa and Lorissa.

Larisa has 3 more related forms via Larissa: Lari, Lissa and Lyssa.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Lanisa, Larsey, ..

(male) Larce, Larcy, ..

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)


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

Shown below is the baby name history of Larisa for girls. Larisa entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest rank of #1478 in the U.S. in 1993, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larisa name in U.S.

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

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the girl name Larisa and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Larisa ranked in the Top 2000 are Larissa (#1094 from recent data), Lissa and Lyssa. Other forms, like Laryssa, are uncommon. These relations of Larisa were favored 2 decades ago (average #1469) and are now much less popular (#1773, down 75.3%), with the form Larissa becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larisa, Larissa, Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Caris, Carisia, Corisa, Darina, Darissa, Farica, Farina, Irisa, Jalisa, Jarica, Jarika, Karida, Karina, Karissa, Karita, Karysa, Katrisa, Klarisa, Lacina, Laina, Lakia, Lakisha, Lakrisha, Lalia, Lalita, Lanika, Lanisha, Lanita, Lara, Larea, Larena, Larinda, Larine, Lark, Larra, Larsina (see Lauren), Latina, Latisha, Latrisha, Laurice, Laurita, Lavina, Lisa, Loria, Lorita, Lovisa, Lyria, Lyric, Lyrica, Lyris, Maisa, Marina, Maris, Marisa, Marise, Mariska, Marissa, Marita, Maritsa, Marlisa, Marysa, Maurisa, Paris, Raisa, Saria, Sarika, Sarina, Sarita, Taisa, Talisa, Tarina, Trisa, Vanisa, Zarina and Zarita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Larisa.