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What does Larisa mean?

Larisa \l(a)-ri-sa\ as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Larisa means "cheerful". Larisa is a variation of Larissa (Latin): variant of Lara.


Larisa has 3 variants: Laryssa, Lerissa and Lorissa.

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


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 (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Larissa and Lissa. 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)

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

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

Similar Names

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