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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 with Inspirational Meanings and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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Trending down, along with others of both the Car and the issa groups.

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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


cheesy-biscuit Says:


I much prefer Clarissa.

annieinred Says:


This is a really pretty name, and the fact that it’s trending down might mean that it’s also going to be lesser-used, perfect for people who wants their child’s name to stand out :)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Quite pretty

bordercollie Says:


Very pretty name