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Charissa is a charismatic baby name for girls. As an elaborate relic of Old Greece, Charissa has cultivated a standout role in popular culture. Charissa Aymarine Furstána is the name of a main character in the Deryni series, and Charissa Sosa was also a character in the A-Team series. Keep reading to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Charissa:

Old Greek: Grace, kindness, life

Origin of the name Charissa:

Charissa is an elaboration of Charis. This name is the ancient feminine variation of Chares. The name Chares derives from the Greek term χάρις (charis) and means “grace,” “kindness,” or “life.”

Symbolism of the name Charissa:

Charissa derives from the Greek virtue χάρις (charis) and means “kindness” or “grace.” In the ancient world, symbols of grace included prayers hands as well as oceanic waves.

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Gender of the name Charissa:

Charissa is a girl's name.

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Emotion evoked from the name Charissa:

The name Charissa evokes feelings of class and good character.

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Popularity of the name Charissa:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Charissa was the 8,406th most popular baby name for girls in 2021.

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Great middle names for Charissa and their meanings:

  • Adele (noblewoman, princess)
  • Aretha (virtuous)
  • Celine (heavenly, divine)
  • Faigy (bird)
  • Irene (peace)
  • Jenna (fair goddess, white wave)
  • Lupe (she-wolf)
  • Navy (fleet of watercraft)
  • Sage (wise person, scholar, fragrant spice)
  • Shri (resplendence, radiance, wealth, beauty)
  • Xanthe (blonde, golden, yellow, bright)
  • Zion (highest point, zenith, holy city)

Famous people with the name Charissa:

Charissa in popular culture:

  • Charissa Aymarine Festilliana Furstána (character in the Deryni series)
  • Charissa Sosa (character in the A-Team series)
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