Karisa is a girl’s name of Greek origin. It derives from the Greek word kharis, meaning “grace.” In the 16th century, the name Charissa was used by Edmund Spenser in his epic poem The Faerie Queene. The name Charis then came into use in the 17th century, possibly as a reference to the Christian symbol of charity. Other variants of the name include Carissa, Carisa, Karissa, and more. Karisa is a lesser-used spelling, making it a unique choice for baby.
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