Pronunciation: \l(a)-rissa, lar(is)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl
Meaning: cheerful, lighthearted
Sounds Like: Lauricia, Loris, Lyricia, Lyris
Variant forms: Lari, Larisa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Lissa, Lorissa, Lyssa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1177
Larissa \l(a)-rissa, lar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced la-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Larissa is "cheerful, lighthearted". Variant of Lara; from the same root as Hilary. Popular in Russia.
Larissa has 7 variant forms: Lari, Larisa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Lissa, Lorissa and Lyssa.
Baby names that sound like Larissa are Lauricia, Loris, Lyricia and Lyris.
View a list of the 2 names that reference Larissa.
Larissa is a very popular first name for women (#1177 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)