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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". 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.


Larissa is a very popular first name for females (#1177 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Larissa for girls (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Larissa and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Lara (#824), Lissa, Hilary and Larissa. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lara, Hilary, Larissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Carissa, Darissa, Karissa, Lacrissa, Larisha, Marissa, Narissa, Parissa and Sarissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Larissa.