Carissa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Carissa | Girls
Origin of the name Carissa:
Italian elaboration of Cara (beloved, dear). Var: Carrissa. Short: Cari, Carie, Carri, Carrie, Rissa.
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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.
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Rissa, Car, Cissy, Issa, Carrie, Cari
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'Carissa' is a form of 'Caressa', which is Italian for 'embrace'.
The nickname 'Rissa' means 'sea nymph' in Greek and 'of the sea' in Latin.
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Mandi Perkin's - Carissa's Song
Global Popularity of the Name Carissa
- #349 in Canada (Alberta)
- #727 in United States