Karissa name meaning

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Origin and Meaning of Karissa

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from France says the name Karissa means "Karissa is from a greek word and means 'grace'".
  2. A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Karissa is of Greek origin and means "It.means grace".
  3. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Karissa means "to hug or caress".
  4. A user from Texas, U.S. says the name Karissa is of Greek origin and means "Very dear".
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Notable Persons Named Karissa

Notable Persons Named Karissa

Karissa Whitsell

Karissa Whitsell is a cyclist. Karissa was born on June 15th, 1981 in United States.

Karissa Lee Staples

Karissa Lee Staples is an actress. They were most active from 2006 to present. Karissa was born Karissa Lee Staples on December 1st, 1987 in Portland, Maine, U.S.

Karissa Garcia

Karissa Garcia is an athlete for the California Storm.


Fun Facts about the name Karissa

  • How Popular is the name Karissa? Karissa is the 1,744th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Karissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,631 babies born with the first name Karissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karissa to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Karissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karissa is Wednesday, July 15th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Karissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karissa was in 1991 with a total of 901 babies.
  • Random Karissa Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karissa ranks 104th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 10 babies in Montana have the same name in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Karissa: The name spelled backwards is Assirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Isakars. How do you pronounce that?
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