What does Raisa mean?
Raisa [raisa] as a girls' name is pronounced RAY-sah, RYE-zah. It is of Hebrew and Yiddish origin, and the meaning of Raisa is "rose". In English and Slavic form, probably derived from Greek for "carefree". Also possibly originated as a Slavic equivalent of Ruth (Hebrew) "beloved".
(female) Raiba, Rossa, ..
(male) Raira, Raisad, .. Middle name pairings:
Raisa Guinevere (R.G.), ..
How popular is Raisa?
Raisa is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3243 out of 4276, Top 76%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Raisa entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1968 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Ruth (#293 a year ago) is the only other popular alternative form of Raisa rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Raisa was widespread 105 years ago (median #1002) and has become much lower since (#1146, down 98%), with the form Ruth falling out of fashion.
Raisa is alike in pronunciation to Rasya, Razi, Razia, Raziah, Reesa, Resi, Reza, Riesa, Risa, Rosa▼, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosy, Roza, Ruza and Rysa. Other suggested similar names are Alaisa, Alisa▼, Ayisa, Carisa, Elisa▲, Hafsa, Ilisa, Irisa, Jalisa▼, Kalisa, Larisa, Luisa, Maisa, Olisa, Radha, Rafa, Rain, Raina▲, Rainah, Raine, Rainy, Raja, Rama, Ramsay, Randa, Rania, Ranisha, Ranita, Ranna, Rasia, Rasja, Ravina, Raya, Rayla, Rayna▲, Reida, Reina▲, Reita, Renisa, Rhia, Rhica, Ria, Rica, Rika, Rima, Rina, Rise, Rita▼, Ritsa, Riva, Rozsa, Ruzsa, Taisa, Talisa, Tasa, Thaisa, Trisa and Vanisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raisa.See names in meaning and etymology.