Gender: Female Meaning of Raisa: "easygoing; rose; leader" Origin of Raisa: Russian; Yiddish; Arabic

Raisa Origin and Meaning

The name Raisa is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "easygoing; rose; leader".

Known in America via the wife of Soviet head Mikhail Gorbachev; a possibility for parents of Eastern-European descent wanting to move beyond Natasha and Nadia or for parents from the Middle East looking for a name that works in both cultures.

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Pop Culture References for the name Raisa

Raizel, Raissa, Razil, Raya, Raiza, Rayzil, Rayzel


kriselle_e Says:


So many great meanings! Truly an international name

phunkyvida Says:


Rais (Arabic via Persian/Urdu/Ottaman Turkish (رییس) Male Name Meaning "President" or "Boss") → Rey (Spanish for King) → Feminine form of Rasia. In Hebrew it means 'Ewe', in Yiddish it means 'Rose', in Arabic it means 'Leader' in Russian it means 'Relaxed' It is also said to be derived from Rachel and it's short name or diminutive is Raya.

lavendel Says:


I've got an Indonesian friend with this name.

irislenora Says:


Extremely common in Brazil, spelt Raissa (Hah-EE-ssah)