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Popularity
27k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Carissa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Dear One
  • #1390 All Time
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4k Cherise (French)

How popular is the name "Carissa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 5 0
1952 7 7 0
1953 8 8 0
1954 14 14 0
1955 9 9 0
1956 10 10 0
1957 10 10 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 8 8 0
1960 17 17 0
1961 21 21 0
1962 19 19 0
1963 25 25 0
1964 36 36 0
1965 68 68 0
1966 64 64 0
1967 70 70 0
1968 74 74 0
1969 111 111 0
1970 166 166 0
1971 207 207 0
1972 216 216 0
1973 222 222 0
1974 270 270 0
1975 308 308 0
1976 475 475 0
1977 532 532 0
1978 553 553 0
1979 686 686 0
1980 725 725 0
1981 670 670 0
1982 714 714 0
1983 737 737 0
1984 752 752 0
1985 735 730 5
1986 765 765 0
1987 733 733 0
1988 836 836 0
1989 970 963 7
1990 1,105 1,105 0
1991 1,110 1,110 0
1992 1,157 1,157 0
1993 976 976 0
1994 904 904 0
1995 818 818 0
1996 724 724 0
1997 659 659 0
1998 686 686 0
1999 680 680 0
2000 685 685 0
2001 706 706 0
2002 691 691 0
2003 647 647 0
2004 625 625 0
2005 497 497 0
2006 500 500 0
2007 477 477 0
2008 408 408 0
2009 325 325 0
2010 324 324 0
2011 282 282 0
2012 264 264 0
2013 210 210 0
2014 164 164 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Carissa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,477 babies born with the name Carissa in the United States. That's more than enough Carissas to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Carissa" was in 1992 with a total of 1,157 babies. (That's a lot of baby Carissas)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Carissa" ranks #73 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 7 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 1,157 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Carissa popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Carissa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Carissa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Carissa as well as things modernly associated with the name Carissa such as celebrities named Carissa.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Carissa

The name "Carissa" is of Italian origin, and it means "Dear One". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Alternative Meanings

C is for casual, no pretension here.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Assirac". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Caaisrs". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Carissa born Dec 22, 1986

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Hungary approximately on 1125. Your profession was preacher, publisher, and scribbler of ancient inscriptions.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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