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What does Larissa mean?

Larissa Pronunciation of Larissa as a girls' name is pronounced la-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Larissa is "cheerful". Variant of Lara; from the same root as Hilary. Popular in Russia.


ASSOCIATED WITH cheerful (joy), russia


VARIANTS Lari, Larisa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Lissa, Lorissa, Lyssa

RELATIONS VIA HILARY, LARA Larina, Larinda, Larita, Larra



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How popular is Larissa?

Larissa is a very prominent first name for women (#1177 out of 4276, Top 28%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Larissa entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #363 in the U.S. in 1994, and is at #1500 presently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larissa name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Lara (#757 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Hilary, Larisa, Larita, Lissa and Lyssa are the popular variation forms of Larissa (#1500) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Larra, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Larissa was common among parents 28 years ago (USAGE OF 0.1%) and has become significantly reduced since, with forms like Larissa falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Larissa, Hilary, Lara, Larisa, Larita in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Lissa, Lyssa in U.S.

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