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

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Girl Name: Risa

Name: Risa
Pronunciation: \r(i)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: laughter
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Raisa, Rosa
Variant forms: Reesa, Riesa, Rise, Rysa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 2152


Risa \r(i)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced REE-sah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Risa is "laughter". Also a short form of names like Marisa. Rise (rih-ZAY) is a French form made familiar in the 1950s through the 1970s by opera singer Rise Stevens.

Risa has 4 variant forms: Reesa, Riesa, Rise and Rysa.

Baby names that sound like Risa are Raisa and Rosa.


Risa is a somewhat popular first name for women (#2152 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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