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pinWhat 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".


Raisa has 6 variants: Raisabel, Raissa, Raisse, Raiza, Raizel and Rayzel.

Raisa has 8 more different relations via Ruth: Ruthe, Ruthelle, Ruthellen, Ruthetta, Ruthi, Ruthie, Ruthina and Ruthine.

Kreatif forms: Raesa, Raira, Riosa. [more]

pinHow 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ruth, Ruthe, Ruthie in U.S.

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

pinSimilar Names

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.