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since 1880
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Carissa

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How popular is the baby 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 766 766 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 501 501 0
2007 477 477 0
2008 408 408 0
2009 325 325 0
2010 324 324 0
2011 283 283 0
2012 265 265 0
2013 210 210 0
2014 165 165 0
2015 163 163 0

Fun Facts about the name Carissa

  • How many people with the first name Carissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,645 babies born with the first name Carissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Carissa to occupy the territory of British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 24,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Carissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Carissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Carissa is Saturday, February 6th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Carissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Carissa was in 1992 with a total of 1,157 babies. That's a lot of babies named Carissa!
  • Random Carissa Factoid: According to the 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Carissa ranks 80th in popularity as a baby girl's name in South Dakota. Imagine that, 12 babies in South Dakota have the same name as you in 1993.
  • Weird things about the name Carissa: Your name in reverse order is Assirac. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iacassr. How do you pronounce that?
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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.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun carissa
a shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A shrub of the genus Carissa having fragrant white flowers and plumlike red to purple-black fruits
  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Apocynaceae â€“ shrubs or small trees native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia and Asia.

Other Inspirations for the Name Carissa

Carissa Adee
Carissa Etienne
Carissa Holly
Carissa Alvarado
Carissa Barry
Carissa Christensen
Carissa Graves
Carissa Moore
Carissa Rosario

What does the name Carissa mean?

Cis for calm, a pleasant trait.

Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Iis for imagination, never be afraid to share your ideas

Sis for secret, that you can certainly keep.

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Ais for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Past life for Carissa born Oct 4, 1949

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Africa approximately on 1025. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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