Karissa Name Meaning & Origin

Karissa

Pronunciation: kah-RIS-ə (key)

Origin of the name Carissa:

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

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Nicknames for Karissa

Kari, Kar, Rissa, Kars, Kissa

Meanings and history of the name Karissa

The name “Karissa” is commonly found in Italy, America and Greece. It means “Dear” as in “my dear friend” or “Beloved” as in “my beloved”

Famous real-life people named Karissa

Karissa Shannon- Playboy playmate

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