Array led me to this name a few weeks back and it's been on my mind ever since.
I'm looking for any possible information regarding ethnicity, meaning and pronunciation. My American tongue pronounces it 'rih-KISS-ah', but I'm not sure if that would be correct. I can find no information on the origins or meaning of Rikissa. I know it firstly belonged to a queen of Sweden, who was born to a king of Poland and his German-born wife. So, it could be a Polish or German name, but Rikissa could be a Swedish name taken after the young woman ascended to the throne of Sweden.
ETA: I just read a Wikipedia article which mentions the name is of Lotharingian-Burgundian origins. But I don't know how reliable Wikipedia is. :)
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This message was edited by the author on March 7, 2008 at 12:05:20 AM