Carissa

First Name
28k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meanings and Origins

What does the name Carissa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Carissa

"Carissa" is a name 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
Wiktionary
  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Apocynaceae â€“ shrubs or small trees native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Australia and Asia.

Notable Persons Named Carissa

Carissa Moore is a famous human. Carissa was born on August 27th, 1992 in Honolulu.

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Carissa Capobianco is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Carissa was born on July 5th, 1988 in Atlanta. Carissa is also known as Clarissa Catobianco.

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Carissa F. Etienne is an important somebody.

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Carissa Putri is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Her ongoing career started in 2004. Carissa was given the name Carissa Putri Sulaiman on September 12th, 1984 in Frankfurt. Carissa is also known as Carissa P. and Carissa Soelaiman.

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Carissa Phelps is a nonprofit executive; attorney. Carissa was born on September 12th, 1976 in Fresno, California.

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Carissa Gump is a noteworthy person. Carissa was born on August 24th, 1983 in Kingston, New York.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Carissa

Niccolo Carissa is an influential human. Niccolo was born in 1730.

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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 1,106 1,106 0
1991 1,109 1,109 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 681 681 0
2000 685 685 0
2001 707 707 0
2002 691 691 0
2003 647 647 0
2004 625 625 0
2005 497 497 0
2006 502 502 0
2007 477 477 0
2008 408 408 0
2009 326 326 0
2010 324 324 0
2011 283 283 0
2012 265 265 0
2013 211 211 0
2014 165 165 0
2015 164 164 0
2016 126 126 0

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Popularity of Carissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Carissa

  • How Popular is the name Carissa? Carissa is the 1,422nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Carissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 27,777 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 Sacrsia. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.