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What does Maressa mean?

Maressa Pronunciation of Maressa [ma-res-sa] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of the name Maressa is "star of the sea". Maressa is an alternate spelling of Marisa (Latin): form of Maria, Maris. Maressa is also a derivative of Marissa (Latin).

Associated with: star, sea.


Maressa has 12 variants: Mareesa, Mareisa, Mariza, Marrissa, Marysa, Maryssa, Merissa, Meryssa, Moreisa, Morisa, Morissa and Morysa.

5 more relations via Marisa, Marissa: Maricia, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza and Marysia.

Creative forms:
(female) Meressa, Myrsa, ..

(male) Maresco, ..

Middle name pairings:
Maressa Rebekah (M.R.), ..

How popular is Maressa?

Maressa is an uncommon given name for females. Maressa is an equivalently unique surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Maressa (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Marisa (#1905 last year), Marisha, Marissa (#540), Maritza (#1201), Marrissa, Maryssa and Merissa. These relations of Maressa were popular with parents 20 years ago (average #1004) and have become much less widespread since (#1663, 92.3%), with forms such as Maritza becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisa, Marisha, Marissa, Maritza, Marrissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryssa, Merissa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Marissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maressa is pronounced similarly to Mauresa, Maurisa and Maurissa. Other suggested similar names are Caresa, Caress, Caressa, Caresse, Carissa, Carressa (see Caresse), Claressa, Cressa, Danessa, Darissa, Jalessa, Janessa, Jeressa, Karensa, Karess, Karessa, Karissa, Karyssa, Katessa, Koressa, Lanessa, Larissa, Laryssa, Majesta, Malissa, Marchessa, Marcia, Mareena, Mareina, Marelda, Marella, Marena, Maretta, Marga, Marika, Maris, Marise, Mariska, Mariske, Maritsa, Marja, Markesha, Markessa, Markia, Marlisa, Marlissa, Marlyssa, Marquessa, Marris, Marsee, Marseea, Marsey, Marsha, Marsia, Maryka, Marys, Maryse, Matresha, Melessa, Narissa, Naryssa, Parissa, Ranessa, Sarissa, Taresa, Teressa, Tressa, Vanessa and Varnessa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Maressa.

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