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Meaning of Karissa

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The name Karissa has the following meaning:

One who is very precious. Also means "filled with grace and kindness".
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Karissa is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 508 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Karissa fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 33 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 835 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Karissa in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Karissa is pronounced as kuh-riss-ah


Karissa originates from the Greek language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Karissa and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Karissa: Boys - Anacletus, Cletus, Giles, Isidore, Linus, Timothy, Girls - Danfy, Delta, Demi, Desdemona, Iris, Kira, Petra, Theodora, Theola, Both genders - Melissa


Popular Variants for the name Karissa: Karesa, Karessa, Karis, Karisa, Karise, Karysa, Karyssa


Common nicknames for the name Karissa are: Kari


We think the name Karissa should fall under the following style category: Everlasting.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Karissa to be: Polite and friendly woman

In one word, you might describe Karissa as a(n) "polite" person.

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Faces of



Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Karissa (or its variants) are:

Karis Paige Bryant , born on 16 June, a famous actress. Karis Paige Bryant 's background: Known for her small but credited role as Jenny Gordon in four episodes of Charmed in season two.

Karrie Anne Webb, born on 21 December, a famous athlete. Karrie Anne Webb's background: Australia's most successful female golfer, and one of the top players in the history of global women's golf. She currently plays mainly on the U.S. based LPGA tour and also turns out once or twice a year on the ALPG Tour in her home country.

Kari Samantha Wührer , born on 28 April, a famous actress. Kari Samantha Wührer 's background: An American actress and singer, sometimes credited as Kari Salin.
Katherine (37)
Kaylee (51)
Kimberly (61)
Katie (105)
Kennedy (123)
Kiara (159)
Karina (181)
Karla (193)
Kyla (199)
Kyra (212)
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