CarissaThis name is soft, warm and feminine. The name of someone who is to be loved and caressed.
Carissa may be a form of Charissa, a name invented by English poet Sir Edmund Spenser (1552-1599) for his poem The Faerie Queene. It is based on the Greek word charis meaning "kindness." Clarinda and Amyas are other names popularized by this poem.
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