Carissa name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Girl
Origin: Greek, Italian and Old Greek
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Carissa c(a)-rissa
Meaning: Grace and Kindness
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What does Carissa mean?

Carissa means Grace or Kindness is a gender-neutral name, predominantly used in Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and English has origin in Italian, Old Greek and Greek. Carissa is variant of renowned Charissa. Charissa is form of celebrated Carissa.

Also Charissa is variant form of frequently used Charis. Charissa's meaning is Grace and Kindness has origin in Old Greek and Italian. Carissa is version of acclaimed Charis. Charis is a derivation of Charity.

Charis is Latin form of The Greek Name Χαρις. Origin of Prevalent Charis is in Greek and German, meaning of Charis is "Charity and Of the Name Reveals Itself with the Noun 'Charisma'".

Carissa is a short of Cara. Cara is variant of widespread and ceaseless Carola. Also Cara is version of eternal and dominant Carolina. Cara's meaning is Dear One and Expensive is originated from Vietnamese and Celtic.

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How do I pronounce Carissa?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Carissa is c(a)-rissa. The name can also be pronounced as car(is)-sa.

Variants of Carissa

Carese, Charis, Charissa, Caris, Cherice, Carie, Cari

How popular is the name Carissa?

Carissa was a popular name in United States. Over 28004 babies have been named Carissa since 1949. When at the peak of its usage in 1992, it ranked 239th when 1157 parents chose the moniker for their baby girls.

However after 70 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the name has been to the top 500 baby names 29 times Carissa is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales, although it has been in use since 1996 but could not make beyond the top 2000.

Over 176 babies in England and Wales have been named Carissa.

Carissa is a common name in Philippines and Canada while somewhat familiar name in Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, England, Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand.

As per our evaluation, over 20000 babies have been bestowed Carissa around the globe.

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Carissa in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Carissa?

You are always open to experience something new. You are a good listener but give the worst advice. Having the letter A as your capstone reveals your hard-working nature and persistence. Your soul is suffocated with memories that are hard to forget. Set up a positive mindset and enjoy. You encourage people to walk the harder path and fight for what they believe is right. You are being too hard on people when it comes to their beliefs because you feel the constant urge to prove your theories.

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  •  Ariadne - Meaning of Ariadne is The Elements Ari Which Means Most Very, Holy or Most Venerable used for baby girls which is used notably in Danish, Finnish and Swedish has its origin in Old Greek

Sibling Names for Carissa

If you're looking for sibling names to complement the name Carissa, here are some suggestions. These names are popular and traditional, which can create a perfect match for your baby's name. With unique sounds and meanings, these names will make a great addition to your family.

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Famous people named Carissa

  • Carissa Loethen in The 2015 Grammy Awards as
  • Carissa Brown in Changing Rooms Volume 1 as Actress
  • Carissa Rosario in Miss B's Hair Salon as Actress
  • Carissa Kosta in King of the Ants as Actress
  • Carissa Rae Alvarado in The Book of Life as Soundtrack
  • Carissa Siria Renteria in Dead Drunk as Actress
  • Carissa Blades in Ripe as Actress
  • Carissa Hernandez in Georgia as Miscellaneous Crew
  • Carissa Montgomery in Beautiful Girls in Bondage as Actress
  • Carissa Bazler in As You Were as Actress
  • Carissa Ashley is famous for her acting in movie Overnight Sensation
  • In 2017, Carissa Becker played the role of Sarah in horror, thriller flick Ekimmu: The Dead Lust.


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