Carissa Name Meaning & Origin

Carissa

Pronunciation: kah-RIS-ə (key)

Origin of the name Carissa:

Italian elaboration of Cara (beloved, dear). Var: Carrissa. Short: Cari, Carie, Carri, Carrie, Rissa.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Carissa is a graceful, gorgeous, unique name for a girl. Pronounced Kuh-riss-uh.

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One of my best friends has the name Carissa and I agree that it is a super pretty name. My friend is a singer and always gets lots of compliments on her name wherever she performs. I really like this name and think it can be considered both older and modern in the Name World.

My name is Carissa, and when I tell people my name I always get compliments on how pretty my name is. Although when some people read it they mispronounce the "I" for an "E" sound.

Carissa is one of my best friends' daughter's name. It is a one-of-a-kind name that sounds very original, and full of grace. I love the little girl, and I love her name! Seriously a SUPER beautiful name. I love, love, love it! Doesn't get much better than Carissa.

My name is spelled Karisa, but pronounced the same as Carissa. I love my name, but a lot of times people mispronounce it, ca-ree-sa. All of my siblings have K names, so that's why my parents spelled it this way. I also get called, Clarissa, Krista, and I even got Carishna the other day. What the heck people!

I think Carissa is such a pretty name. If I was young and having babies, I would name my daughter this.

Nicknames for Carissa: | Edit

Rissa, Riss, Issy, Cari, Cara, Ari, Ara, Crissy!

Meanings and history of the name Carissa: | Edit

Greek and American Meaning: Very dear; beloved.
Latin Meaning: Artistic or giving; very dear.

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Mandi Perkin's - Carissa's Song
'Carissa's Weird"

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