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Gender: Female Meaning of Carissa: "grace" Origin of Carissa: Greek

The name Carissa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "grace". Carissa and is often added to lists like Names to Substitute for Melissa and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose... Name Game- GIRLS".

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Famous People Named Carissa

Carissa Kainani Moore, American surfer
Carissa Blair, Miss Texas USA 1999
Carissa Capobianco, American actress
Carissa Rae Alvarado, American musician of band Us The Duo
Samanta Carissa "Sammi" Sanchez, American Latin singer

Pop Culture References for the name Carissa

Carissa Carr, character in Transformers comics
"Carissa," song by Sun Kil Moon
Carissa's Wierd, American rock band