Name Larissa Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Larissa

1868

Larissa is a ♀ girl’s name.

What is the origin of the name Larissa?

Larissa is of ancient Greek origin and was originally a name of a town in Thessaly. Besides, it is a name from Greek mythology. She was a nymph and a wife of Poseidon and mother of Achaeus, Pythius and Pelasgos. The fifth moon of the planet Neptune was named after her.

What does the name Larissa mean?

Larissa means “citadel” (from the name of the town), “delicious”, “lovely” and “pleasant” (from ancient Greek “larós/λαρός”) and “seamew” or “gull” (from ancient Greek “láros/λᾰ́ρος”). Larissa can also mean “larch” (from ancient Greek “lárix/λάριξ”).

Pronunciation of Larissa

Variants of the name Larissa

Larisa

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Popularity of the name Larissa

The name Larissa is ranked #1868 overall.

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