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19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Karissa

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Alt. Meaning

K is for knowledge, an avid learner

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

R is for rich, in the love from others

I is for intriguing, arousing the curiosity of others

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

S is for serene, your calm time.

A is for achievements, the many over a lifetime

Notable Persons Named Karissa

Karissa Whitsell is a cyclist. Karissa was born on June 15th, 1981 in United States.

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Karissa Lee Staples is an actress. They were most active from 2006 to present. Karissa was born Karissa Lee Staples on December 1st, 1987 in Portland, Maine, U.S.

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Karissa Garcia is an athlete for the California Storm.

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How popular is the baby name Karissa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 8 8 0
1962 6 6 0
1963 7 7 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 12 12 0
1966 19 19 0
1967 20 20 0
1968 16 16 0
1969 29 29 0
1970 48 48 0
1971 41 41 0
1972 48 48 0
1973 74 74 0
1974 77 77 0
1975 94 94 0
1976 112 112 0
1977 143 143 0
1978 171 171 0
1979 179 179 0
1980 215 215 0
1981 276 276 0
1982 264 264 0
1983 266 266 0
1984 315 315 0
1985 368 368 0
1986 399 399 0
1987 402 402 0
1988 564 564 0
1989 739 739 0
1990 871 871 0
1991 901 901 0
1992 898 898 0
1993 855 855 0
1994 769 769 0
1995 721 721 0
1996 603 603 0
1997 588 588 0
1998 619 619 0
1999 622 622 0
2000 649 649 0
2001 550 550 0
2002 621 621 0
2003 660 660 0
2004 523 523 0
2005 474 474 0
2006 469 469 0
2007 449 449 0
2008 360 360 0
2009 335 335 0
2010 378 378 0
2011 323 323 0
2012 302 302 0
2013 259 259 0
2014 203 203 0
2015 194 194 0
2016 163 163 0
2017 136 136 0

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Popularity of Karissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Karissa

  • How Popular is the name Karissa? Karissa is the 1,701st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Karissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 19,412 babies born with the first name Karissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Karissa to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Karissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Karissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Karissa is Wednesday, July 15th, 1914.
  • What year had the most people named Karissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Karissa was in 1991 with a total of 901 babies.
  • Random Karissa Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Karissa ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 10 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Karissa: Your name in reverse order is Assirak. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ikrasas. How do you pronounce that?

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  • 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).
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