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".
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) is the only popular alternative form of Raisa (not ranked) rated in the Top 1000. Adoption of this relation of Raisa was widespread during 1910-1919 (#5) and has become much lower since (#315, down 31%), with 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, Razi, Razia, Raziah, Reesa, Resi, Reza, Riesa, Risa, Rosa▼, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosy, Roza, Ruza and Rysa. Other suggested similar baby names are Maisa, Raina▼, Raja, Rasia, Rasja, Reese▲, Reiko, Rezka, Rhica, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Rieca, Rieka, Rika, Riki, Riqua, Rise, Roice, Ros, Rose, Ross, Rosse, Rozsa, Rozsi, Ruzha, Ruzsa, Rycca and Taisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raisa.