Лариса (Russian, Ukrainian) Larisa
Λαρισα (Ancient Greek) Larisa
Meaning: the name of an ancient city in Greece, the name most likely means “citadel” or “fortress”.
Larissa is a nymph in Greek mythology.
Lara is a short form of the name.
Variants: Larysa (Ukrainian); Larisa is the version often used in Russia.