Larisa

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Female Female Name

Usage

Sweden Swedish
Denmark Danish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish

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Origin and Meaning

1) From the Ancient Greek place name (a town in Thessaly) Λαρισα (Larisa) meaning 'citadel' [1] [2] [3] [4]

2) Greek λάρος (láros) = 'seagull (bird)' [3]

Larus argentatus 1.JPG
seagull
Image by 'Aiwok',[5]
licensed under Creative Commons

3) Greek larós = 'lovely' [3]

4) Slavic variant form of Laura [6]

Related Names

Larisa
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Larissa
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Frequency of occurance as female nameFrequency of occurance as male name
Danish Finish Norwegian Swedish
Larisse
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Swedish
Larissia
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Swedish

See also Lara

Grammar

Denmark - Danish
Nominative: Larisa
Genitive: Larisas
Finland - Finnish
Nominative: Larisa
Genitive: Larisan
Partitive: Larisaa
Norway - Norwegian
Nominative: Larisa
Genitive: Larisas
Sweden - Swedish
Nominative: Larisa
Genitive: Larisas

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Statistics

Name Count per Country (What's this?)

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Total Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[7]
389 444 389 444 0 0
Finland Finland[8]
n.a.
568
n.a.
568 0 0
Norway Norway[9]
210
n.a.
210
n.a.
0
n.a.
Denmark Denmark[10]
135
n.a.
135
n.a.
0
n.a.
Iceland Iceland[11]
12 12
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
Greenland Greenland[12]
3 5
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

No recent statistics trend found in databases for Larisa.


References

  1. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  2. Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: Oxford Dictionary of First Names (2003)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Rosa und Volker Kohlheim: Duden Lexikon der Vornamen (1998)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  5. Wikimedia Commons: Image by 'Aiwok', source & license
  6. Friedrich Wilhelm Weitershaus: Das große Vornamenlexikon (1998)
  7. Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  8. Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi
  9. Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  10. Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  11. Hagstofa Íslands, National statistics office of Iceland, http://www.hagstofan.is/
  12. Grønlands Statistik, Statistics office of Greenland, http://www.stat.gl/