Larisa Origin and Meaning

The name Larisa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "citadel".

This version of the name of a Greek nymph, based on the ancient city of Larisa, is widely used in Russia thanks to a martyr saint venerated by the Eastern Church.

Larisa Popularity

Famous People Named Larisa

  • Larisa Romanovna OleynikAmerican actress
  • Larisa Andrea IordacheRomanian gymnast
  • Larisa Semyonovna LatyninaRussian Olympic gymnast with a record 18 gold medals
  • Larisa Evgenevna LazutinaRussian Olympic cross,country skier
  • Larisa Savchenko NeilandLatvian doubles tennis player
  • Larisa Yurievna SeleznevaRussian Olympic figure skater
  • Larisa Iosifovna BogorazRussian Soviet dissident
  • Larisa BergenKazakhstani Olympic volleyball player

Larisa in Pop Culture

  • Larisamain character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Devil in Love"
  • Larisa Childscharacter from TV series "Cold Squad"