Risa Name Meaning & Origin

Risa

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Raisa

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Nicknames for Risa

Reese, Reesy, Peanut Butter Cup, Reeses

Meanings and history of the name Risa

It is Latin for "smile".
It is Spanish for "laughter".
It is Japanese, the most common meanings found on english naming sites are either "Gossamer of the Village" or "Sand of the Village". However, "Risa" can be written a number of ways, with the character for "village" (里), "reason" (理), "pear" (梨), or "jasmine" (莉) coming first, followed by the character for either "sand" (沙), "assistant" (佐), or "gauze" (紗). The popular combinations of kanji characters being "village, sand" (里沙), "village, gauze" (里紗), "reason, guaze" (理紗), and "pear, sand" (梨沙).

Famous real-life people named Risa

Rise Stevens, an American opera singer
Risa Hayamizu (リサ), a Japanese voice actress
Risa Itō (理佐), a Japanese manga artist
Risa Junna (りさ), a Japanese actress
Risa Kudō (里紗), a Japanese model and actress
Risa Niigaki (里沙), a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume
Risa Ohki (理紗), a Japanese vocalist
Risa Shimamoto (里沙), a Japanese gravure idol
Risa Wataya (りさ), a female Japanese novelist

Risa in song, story & screen

Risa (リサ), a character in the animated film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
Risa, a character in the young adult novel Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Risa Harada (梨紗), a character from the anime and manga series D.N.Angel

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