LARISA
GENDER: Feminine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Лариса (Russian, Ukrainian), Λαρισα (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: lah-REE-sah (Russian)   [key]
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from the name of the ancient city of Larisa in Thessaly, which meant "citadel". In Greek mythology, the nymph Larisa was a daughter of Pelasgus. This name was later borne by a 4th-century Greek martyr who is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Church.
Related Names
VARIANT: Larysa (Ukrainian)
DIMINUTIVE: Lara (Russian)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Lara (Dutch), Larissa, Lara (English), Lara (French), Lara (German), Lara (Hungarian), Lara (Italian), Lara (Portuguese), Lara (Slovene), Lara (Spanish)
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