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 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).
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).