Russian; Yiddish; Arabic
"easygoing; rose; leader"

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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Famous People Named Raisa

  • Raisa Maximovna Gorbachevawife of Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Raisa AndrianaIndonesian singer
  • Raisa Vasylivna Bogatyrovaformer Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Raisa Petrovna SmetaninaRussian skier
  • Raisa Yermolayevna AronovaRussian bomber pilot
  • Raisa Davydovna OrlovaRussian writer
  • Raisa O'Farrill BolanosCuban volleyball player

Raisa in Pop Culture

  • Raisa ana'Mariannacharacter in "Seven Realms"
  • Raisa the housekeeper at Queen Manor in Arrow.

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