Carissa is a female given name and is of Italian origin. It means kindness, grace. Pronounced as kə-RIS-ah, the name is currently in the top 500 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 2012. Variations of Carissa include Karissa, Karisa.
Carissa is a girl's name.
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