The name Kerensa is a girl's name of Cornish origin meaning "love". Kerensa and is often added to lists like Baby Names That Mean Love and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Kerensa, forever exotic, is a romantic Cornish name spelled with an 's' or 'z', the most modern of the Karen family. Kerensa (or Kerenza) has ties to the Welsh Cerys.
Kerensa is a name favored by novelists who are using a Cornish setting, such as Victoria Holt in The Legend of the Seventh Virgin.
The Kerenza spelling has a bit more zip.