Larissa is the name of a city in Thessaly, Greece, that dates back to five thousand years ago (it’s also the name of a few other towns in the region as well). Apparently the city received its name from a Greek nymph named Larissa, and which means “stronghold”, “citadel”, or “fortress”. I’ve also seen other sites list it as being derived from Ancient Greek larix meaning “larch (tree)”, laros, referring to a cormorant or a gull, or laros “sweet, pleasing to the taste”, but I can’t say how accurate any of them are.
Origin: Ancient Greek, Etruscan
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