Karyssa is a first name for girls.
There’s a good chance that a girl named Karyssa in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Karyssa in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 girls is named Karyssa by her parents. In the ranking of most common girls names in recent years, Karyssa ranks at #8,544. That means there are 8,543 more common girls names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Karyssa.
The first name Karyssa is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 171 Americans in total bear this name. And these 171 women are located in only four states: California, New York, Ohio and Texas (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 women with this name in the state. So, if your name is Karyssa and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most girls and women named Karyssa in relation to it’s female population is California. And yet even there, only one in 124,975 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Karyssa.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter K is a real popular first letter for girls' names. That’s because 7.5% of all common girls’ names in the US begin with this letter. Only the first letters A, S and M are more common for girls' names.
With seven letters, the name Karyssa has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
That means that if 7.5% of all girls' names start with a K, this initial letter occurs more than twice as often as all 26 letters on average. Interesting detail: of all the girls' names that begin with a K, Karen is the most common.
If your name is Karyssa and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Karyssa, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Karyssa sounds like this: