Given Name RAISA (1)

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Russian
OTHER SCRIPTS: Раиса (Russian)
PRONOUNCED: ru-EES-ə   [details]

Meaning & History

Possibly from the Greek name HERAIS. This was the name of a saint and martyr killed in Alexandria during the early 4th-century persecutions of the Roman emperor Diocletian.
DIMINUTIVE: Raya
SAME SPELLING: Raisa (2), Raisa (3)