What does Raisa mean?
Raisa /rai-sa/ 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, ..
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Raisa for girls. Raisa entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1968 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ruth (#315 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 104 years ago (median #1002) and has become much lower since (#1157, 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.