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What is the meaning of the name Larissa?

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2012-01-10 08:09:28

Larissa is both Greek and Russian-derived and means: mythical

woman and cheerfulness.

The name Larisa (more seldom Larissa, or Laryssa) derives from

the Old Greek town name Larissa. Others consider it is related to

the Latin word "larus" or Greek "liarus" which means a seagull. The

initial meaning of the word is a gluttonous bird. Another version

points the Old Greek word "laros", which means "sweet, pleasant",

as the initial word. The name Larisa means: a seagull, sweet,

pleasant. larissa can't interact with the letter T or Te or a name

starting with T.


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