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Gender: Female Meaning of Larisa: "citadel" Origin of Larisa: Greek

The name Larisa is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "citadel". Larisa and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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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.

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Famous People Named Larisa

Larisa Romanovna Oleynik, American actress
Larisa Andrea Iordache, Romanian gymnast
Larisa Semyonovna Latynina, Russian Olympic gymnast with a record 18 gold medals
Larisa Evgenevna Lazutina, Russian Olympic cross-country skier
Larisa Savchenko Neiland, Latvian doubles tennis player
Larisa Yurievna Selezneva, Russian Olympic figure skater
Larisa Iosifovna Bogoraz, Russian Soviet dissident
Larisa Bergen, Kazakhstani Olympic volleyball player

Pop Culture References for the name Larisa

Larisa, main character in Barbara Cartland's book "The Devil in Love"
Larisa Childs, character from TV series "Cold Squad"