Larissa, Larisa

Origin: Greek 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.


Origin: Irish, Latvian Meaning: from the south; gift of god Dace would be derived from the Irish Dacey, meaning “from the south”; it could also be a nickname for Candace. It’s also a Latvian female name, derived from Dorothy.