Larissa

First Name
22k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Larissa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Larissa

"Larissa" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Cheerful". It's a name commonly given to girls.

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From Ancient Greek Λάρισσα (Lárissa).

  1. A city in north-central Greece, the capital of Thessaly.
  2. (Greek mythology) A nymph with a local cult near the city of Larissa.
  3. A female given name (after the mythological character and a 4th century Greek Orthodox martyr).
  4. (astronomy) A moon of Neptune.

Larissa was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, German, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Larissa

Anitta is a musician. She was most active from 2010 to present. Anitta was given the name Larissa de Macedo Machado on March 30th, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro.

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Larissa Wilson is an actress. Larissa was born on May 5th, 1989 in Kingswood, South Gloucestershire.

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Larissa Riquelme is a model, actress, model (people), and actor. Larissa was given the name Larissa Mabel Riquelme Frutos on February 22nd, 1985 in AsunciĆ³n.

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Larissa was born on April 14th, 1982 in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim.

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Larissa Waters is a Senator for Queensland, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, SenatorforQueensland, and Australian Greens. She was most active from 2015 to present. Larissa was born on February 8th, 1977 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Larissa is also known as Waters and Larissa Joy (full name).

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Larissa was given the name Larissa-Antonia Marolt on July 10th, 1992 in Carinthia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Larissa

She holds the title Indonesia's got Talent 2010 and Miss Indonesia 2013. Vania was born on November 18th, 1995 in Pontianak, Indonesia.

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Domninus was born in 420. He left this life in 480.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1946 6 6 0
1950 5 5 0
1951 9 9 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 6 6 0
1955 12 12 0
1956 13 13 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 13 13 0
1959 27 27 0
1960 39 39 0
1961 28 28 0
1962 39 39 0
1963 35 35 0
1964 42 42 0
1965 35 35 0
1966 74 74 0
1967 127 127 0
1968 168 168 0
1969 199 199 0
1970 295 295 0
1971 256 256 0
1972 214 214 0
1973 217 217 0
1974 244 244 0
1975 232 232 0
1976 354 354 0
1977 362 362 0
1978 354 354 0
1979 391 391 0
1980 425 425 0
1981 442 442 0
1982 432 432 0
1983 459 459 0
1984 456 456 0
1985 453 453 0
1986 445 445 0
1987 504 504 0
1988 549 549 0
1989 652 652 0
1990 647 647 0
1991 654 654 0
1992 684 684 0
1993 617 617 0
1994 715 715 0
1995 645 645 0
1996 639 639 0
1997 654 654 0
1998 692 692 0
1999 596 596 0
2000 561 561 0
2001 533 533 0
2002 536 536 0
2003 550 550 0
2004 682 682 0
2005 544 544 0
2006 454 454 0
2007 506 506 0
2008 424 424 0
2009 375 375 0
2010 365 365 0
2011 308 308 0
2012 312 312 0
2013 230 230 0
2014 233 233 0
2015 216 216 0
2016 180 180 0
2017 205 205 0

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Popularity of Larissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Larissa

  • What name lists does Larissa rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Larissa? Larissa is the 1,599th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Larissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22,398 babies born with the first name Larissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Larissa to occupy the territory of Caribbean Netherlands (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 21,133 (as of January 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Larissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1946 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Larissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Larissa is Saturday, April 10th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Larissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Larissa was in 1994 with a total of 715 babies.
  • Random Larissa Factoid: According to the 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Larissa is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 40 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1988.
  • Weird things about the name Larissa: Your name in reverse order is Assiral. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iarlsas. 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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