What does Raisa mean?
Raisa /rai-sa/ [2 sylls.] 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".
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)
Ruth (#315 a year ago), Ruthie and Ruthe are the popular alternative forms of Raisa (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its apex during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.6297%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.2283%, down 63.7%), with the forms Ruthe, Ruthie and Ruth becoming less fashionable. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Raisa and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Raisa is alike in pronunciation to Rasya, Razia, Reesa, Riesa, Risa, Rosa▼ and Rysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Maisa, Raina▼, Raja, Rasia, Rasja, Rhica, Rica, Rika, Rise, Rozsa, Ruzsa and Taisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raisa.