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Carissa is a beautiful baby name with a sweet meaning. It comes from the ancient Greek word “charis,” which translates to “grace” and “kindness.” Carissa is not a top 1,000 option in modern times and is number 18,581.

Meaning of the name Carisa:

Greek: grace, kindness

Origin of the name Carisa:

Carisa is a spelling variation of Carissa. The latter is a form of Charissa, an elaboration of Charis. Charis is the feminine variation of Chares, an ancient Greek name for boys seen as early as the fourth century BC. It comes from the Greek word “charis.”

Symbolism of the name Carisa:

Carisa dates back to the ancient Greek name Chares. Remember, this option is a variation of the word “charis.” “Charis” translates to “grace” or “kindness.”

Style of the name Carisa:

Traditional

Gender of the name Carisa:

Carisa is a feminine baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Carisa:

ka-RIS-a

Number of syllables in the name Carisa:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Carisa:

Carisa is a formal and wholesome baby name. It has a youthful and regal feel.

Alternative spellings for the name Carisa:

Nicknames for the name Carisa:

  • Cari 
  • Carrie
  • Carry
  • Risa
  • Car Car
  • Carri 
  • Rissy
  • Rissie

Popularity of the name Carisa:

Carisa was only a top 1,000 name for six years in America. In 1974, it was rank 939, and it was last on the list in 1979 at number 838. Carisa was most popular in 1977, coming in at 758. As of this year, it is a top 19,000 name.

Related names for the name Carisa:

Great middle names for Carisa and their meanings:

  • Louise (famous warrior)
  • Adele (noble, nobility)
  • Jeanne (God is gracious)
  • Lenore (light)
  • Celeste (heavenly, celestial)
  • Faye (fairy)
  • Elaine (shining light, sun ray)
  • Margot (pearl)

Famous people with the name Carisa:

  • Carisa Hendrix (stunt performer)

Carisas in popular culture:

There are no fictional characters with the name Carisa.