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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Charissa

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Charissa in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Charissa:

  • Records indicate that 1,668 girls in the United States have been named Charissa since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1980, when 211 people in the U.S. were given the name Charissa. Those people are now 40 years old.

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      18 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Charissa. People often mispronounce my name. The correct way to pronounce it is Kar-ri-ssa. The H in my name is silent so its more like a K than the Ch. I love my name because the meaning means everything that I am so my parents chose well in choosing my name for me." Mar. 10, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa and I guess I'm of the batch named that the most in 1980, hahaha. What's funny is my parents picked the name from an old baby name book their friends loaned them. My name is pronounced Care-issa, which is the proper Greek root pronunciation from Charis, and my nickname is Care Bear, which started because I wanted people to say my name right. It used to really grate on me when they didn't but I had to give that up when I had a professor call me Teresa for an entire year. Either way I love the Greek meaning of my name: Grace. and I will always love my name." May. 18, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Charissa is my name, born in 2004 and pronounced Ka-ris-sah despite my teachers pronouncing the h, pronouncing an l instead of a h and even calling me Charisma -_- So far I have only met one person (an elderly woman from my home-town) with the exact same name as me and various others with names such as Clarissa, Karessa and so on. Even though I find myself constantly correcting people I've known for years even, I love the meaning behind this name and I was named by my mum for what she hoped I would be like, so thumbs up for this name! ;)" Oct. 28, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also CHARISSA and I've never came across another charissa that spells it exactly like me. Charissa is definitely a unique name and I love it" Jun. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa Michelle. I was born in 1994, and have NEVER met another person who spells my name the way it is spelled, I have always seen "Carissa, Karissa, or Karyssa" never with the "CH". My name is pronounce ka-ris-a. I have always had people pronounce it "sha-ris-a" or "chu-ris-a" and once "chu-ris-ia" I LOVE the uniqueness of my name <3" Jul. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name Charissa because it means love. I loved my daughter so much I named her Charissa hoping that she would know how much I love her and that she should love others. Sha-rissa is how I said it..just like the CH in Charlene." Oct. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa, right now i'm going through a stage where i am tired of my name my name is pronounced CARissa but most people pronoun it CHARissa." Aug. 10, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Born 9/26/1980 Charissa. Pronunced Cha Ris Sa. Love my name! Haven't met anyone with same name as me. I live in Florida and was born in Key west." Oct. 30, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa, also! I pernounce it as should be pernounced. Car-isa. and It's so annoying when people call me "CHARissa" emphises on the H. or It's annoying when I'm called SHERissa. I think it is a uniqe name, I use to hate it but now I'm just okay with it. (:" Jun. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was brought up with my name being pronounced as Sha-re-ssa and have always had to correct people since I get so many variations. Didn't care for my name much growing up but now am really happy to have such an unusual name. And I love the Greek origin and meaning. Have never run into anyone else with this name. Nice to see all these comments." Mar. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I pronounce my name kah-ris-sah. One year a teacher just called me hey you because she could not get it right, but everyone thinks my name is quite lovely so I am happy with it" Sep. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is charisa too! but with one "s." I think it is one of the most beautiful names out there, with one of the most beautiful and profound meanings. and i LOVE the "ch" way of spelling it. Like everybody else on here, it does get a little annoying to be called "shaREESa", and "Clarissa" (did anyone else used to get "clarissa explains it all" in school?) and "chrissa" and "christy" and "theresa" and "chelsea", i've even gotten "kessima" and "kileese." I've grown to expect it and have gotten used to it to the point where i don't even bother to correct people. But there is no other name i would rather have! my parents are weird, but they got this one right." Aug. 20, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Yeah.... my names Charissa like Car-is-a. I'm in junior high. SOOOOOOOOOO many people say my name like Chrissa. I don't really even notice it any more though. I've had my name said many ways too. Some of which are Clarissa, CHARissa, Chrissa, etc. I've met like 4 or 5 other people with this name except spelled different. I've seen Karissa, Carissa, and Karisa. But, never Charissa. So it's nice not having the same name as someone else. There are a ton of people in my grade who have someone else with the same name in their class. I like having a different and unique name because it's pretty and I don't have to share it with someone else. :)" Jun. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "like marissa but with a C. same problems with pronunciation & i've realized that i now just answer to everything eg char, clarissa, CHAR-issa, sa, CHAIR-issa, charisma, klareesa, whatever. documents can get funny - have been written down as cHLarissa before. sigh. but everyone that actually gets the name right does remember my name" May. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "The fact that people always mispronounce is a pain. My last name is Shou, I hate being called "Sharissa Shou." I always tell them it is like "charisma" because it is, just no "m."" May. 6, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mine's pronounced "Car-iss-a". Yeah when I was in school, teachers would pronounce it wrong and kids would poke fun at it, but now I don't mind it at all. I've gained the nickname "Char" (like charcoal, not car) because so many people mispronounce it. Now that I am out of school, the people who are mispronouncing it are supervisors. It used to bother me, but now I would change it for the world. It's a beautiful and unique name. I've never known anyone with the same name." May. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "pronounced ka-ri-sa. i get CHA-ri-ssa alot and its become one of my nick names. i hated my name growing up but now i love it." Mar. 4, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Pronounced "shaa-ree-sa" I now love my unusual name lots more than I did when I was younger. I have been miss called Clarissa and I hate it. My mum tought me to be proud of my unusual name and I now am, I was nicknamed Cher at school. I am not keen to call my children unusual names though. I beleive it's Greek" Aug. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      10 Neutral Comments

  • "I love the name Charissa, which I named my daughter as a reminder of God's grace in giving her to me. My late husband died when I was 6 months pregnant. CHARIS in Greek means God's grace. Character, charisma is how I've helped people remember how to say it. The h is silent." Mar. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa and over here it is pronounced like Shaa-riss-aa." Sep. 5, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa Antoinette. My parents got the name and pronunciation from the dictionary. The name is Greek, and the Greek pronunciation is Ca - ree - sa - silent h and long e. This is the pronunciation I use. My name is ALWAYS mis-pronounced if from seeing it spelled. There was one exception. I had a professor who looked once and readily looked at me and said it right. I was astonished, and when I told him it was a first, his response was "that is because most people don't know Greek". There is an Americanized pronunciation which changes the long e to short e, like "is" - that is what I get a lot. I am proud of my name, but I have spent 49 years correcting, usually without success, the pronunciation. I even had to take the dictionary to school once because I had a teacher who informed me I didn't know how to pronounce my own name. Whatever your pronunciation, be proud of this name." Jan. 22, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm a Charissa..most people pronounce carissa. Mother intened sha-rissa if that makes sense. I've also had my name pronounced every possible way. I've always loved my name. Charissa Yvonne'. I always knew in school when my name was fixing to be called for roll because the teacher would always have a dumbfounded look on their face and be saying Cha Cha char Issa? Lol. I'd always just throw my hand up quick and say I'm here. Friends called me Chris Family called me Carrie." Aug. 31, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "mine is pronounced with the sh sound Sha-rissa. Really hard for some people to say. All ways was miss pronounced since i was born in 1974. But, I love my name because is different." Apr. 21, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mines also pronoiunced shar-reesa but I pretty much answer to anything nowadays..." Nov. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Charissa, pronounced Sha-ree-sa. I am often mispronounced, most often Karissa. There are few of me, with that actual pronunciation and I am proud of my name. So people struggle with it! I am happy and proud!" Sep. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have always thought i was the only charissa in the world. I was the only one at school with an unusual name. People always say 'thats such a pretty name'. I love it!" May. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Charissa it dose get anoying when people miss place my name i used to get really upset when the kids and teachers miss placed my name. But now i love my name its different compared to others at my school." Jan. 24, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mom used this name as the basis for mine - Karessa pronounced Ka-ree-sa. Hated as a child b/c no one would pronouce it right due to the spelling. I have come to like it as a different and unique name, but still always have to correct people." Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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