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What does Risa mean?

Risa \r(i)-sa\ as a girls' name is pronounced REE-sah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Risa is "laughter". Also a short form of names like Marisa. Rise (rih-ZAY) is a French form made familiar in the 1950s through the 1970s by opera singer Rise Stevens.


Variations

Risa has 4 variants: Reesa, Riesa, Rise and Rysa.

Risa has 8 more related variations via Marisa: Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marysa, Marysia, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa.


Popularity

Risa is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2152 out of 4276, Top 50%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Marisa is the only popular variation form of Risa (#unlisted). This girl name was at the apex of its popularity in the year 1994 and is now significantly less popular, with the form Marisa becoming less fashionable. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Risa and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marisa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Risa and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

Risa is pronounced similarly to Raisa, Raissa, Raiza, Rasya, Resi, Reza, Rosa, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosy, Roza and Ruza. Other suggested similar baby names are Lisa, Raja, Rasia, Rasja, Rhica, Ria, Rica, Ricca, Ricka, Rida, Rieca, Rieka, Rika, Riki, Rima, Rina, Riqua, Rita, Ritsa, Riva, Ros, Rose, Ross, Rozsa, Ruzsa and Tisa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Risa.

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