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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Larisa

Name: Larisa
Pronunciation: \l(a)-ri-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: cheerful, lighthearted
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Lorissa, Lerissa, Laryssa, Loris, Lyris
Similar Names: Karisa, Carisa, Larisha, Larita, Larina, Marisa, Parisa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2250


Larisa \l(a)-ri-sa\ as a girl's name is a variant of Larissa (Latin), and the meaning of Larisa is "cheerful, lighthearted".

The baby name Larisa sounds like Lorissa, Lerissa, Laryssa, Loris and Lyris. Other similar baby names are Karisa, Carisa, Larisha, Larita, Larina, Marisa and Parisa.


Larisa is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2250 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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