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What does Raisa mean?

Raisa Pronunciation of Raisa 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".


ASSOCIATED WITH rose (flower), greek, carefree (joy)


VARIANTS Raisabel, Raissa, Raisse, Raiza, Raizel, Rayzel

(female) Raiba, ..

(male) Raira, ..

Raisa Amyra (R.A.), ..

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)

Raisa entered the list in 1990 and reached its peak position of #1968 in the U.S. then, but is not listed currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Ruth (#265 A YEAR AGO) is the only other popular alternative form of Raisa rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Raisa was widespread 108 years ago (MEDIAN #1002) and has become much lower since (#1132, DOWN 97%), with the form Ruth falling out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Raisa, Ruth in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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-sounding names are Alaisa, Alisa, Ayisa, Carisa, Elisa, Hafsa, Ilisa, Irisa, Jalisa, Kalisa, Larisa, Luisa, Maisa, Olisa, Radha, Rafa, Rain, Raina, Rainah, Raine, Rainy, Raja, Rama, Ramsay, Randa, Rania, Ranisha, Ranita, Ranna, Rasia, Rasja, Ravina, Raya, Rayla, Rayna, Reida, Reina, Reita, Renisa, Rhia, Rhica, Ria, Rica, Rika, Rima, Rina, Rise, Rita, Ritsa, Riva, Rozsa, Ruzsa, Taisa, Talisa, Tasa, Thaisa, Trisa and Vanisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Raisa.

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