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Larissa meaning and name origin
Larissa \l(a)-rissa, lar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced la-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Larissa is "cheerful, lighthearted". Variant of Lara; from the same root as Hilary. Popular in Russia.
Larissa has 7 variant forms: Lari, Larisa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Lissa, Lorissa and Lyssa.
Baby names that sound like Larissa are Lauricia, Loris, Lyricia and Lyris.
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Popularity of Larissa
Larissa is a very popular first name for women (#1177 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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