Coming from the Greek word, Charis, Carissa is a girl’s name meaning “grace” or “beloved.” There are many variations of this name that perhaps have somewhat overshadowed Carissa and all of her beauty. Some of these other names include Cara, Carys, Cherie, and Cheryl. Carissa was at her most popular during the early 1990s when she reached 500th in the baby name charts. If you’re looking for a cute uncommon name with a Greek twist, Carissa is an excellent choice.
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