Pronunciation: \k(a)-rissa, kar(is)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: very dear
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)