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Girl Name: Karissa

Name: Karissa
Pronunciation: \k(a)-rissa, kar(is)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: very dear
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Charis
Sounds Like: Kharissa, Karisse, Korissa, Krissa
Variant forms: Karess, Karessa, Karisa, Karysa, Karyssa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1577


Karissa \k(a)-rissa, kar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced ka-RISS-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Karissa is "very dear". See also Carissa.

Karissa has 5 variant forms: Karess, Karessa, Karisa, Karysa and Karyssa.

For more information, see also the related name Charis.

Baby names that sound like Karissa are Kharissa, Karisse, Korissa and Krissa.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Karissa.


Karissa is a very popular first name for women (#1577 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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