What does Risa mean?
Risa /risa/ 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.
Associated with: opera
Risa has 1 more relation via Marisa: Morisa.Kreatif forms:
(female) Rasa, Reysa, ..
(male) Ricio, Risage, ..
How popular is Risa?
Risa is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2152 out of 4276, Top 50%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Risa for girls. Risa was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its highest rank of #1039 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Marisa (#1352 last year) and Rise are the popular variation forms of Risa. These relations of Risa were popular as birth names in 1995 (median #1382) and are now significantly less common, with the form Marisa falling out of fashion.
Risa is pronounced similarly to Raisa, Raissa, Raiza, Rasya, Razi, Razia, Resi, Reza, Rezi, Rosa▼, Rosae, Rosai, Rosay, Rosee, Rosey, Rosie▼, Rosio, Rosy, Roza, Rozy and Ruza. Other suggested similar names are Gisa, 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.