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Marisa

What does Marisa mean?

Marisa Pronunciation of Marisa [marisa] as a girls' name is pronounced ma-REES-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marisa is "star of the sea". Variant of Maria, Maris, or Marissa. Actresses Marisa Berenson, Marisa Tomei.

Associated with: star, sea.

Variations

Marisa has 8 variants: Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marysa, Marysia, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa.

Related girl names: Mary, Nerissa and Risa.

Marisa has 28 more different relations via Maria, Maris, Marissa: Maree, Mariah, Marialisa, Maricia, Marie, Marietta, Marika, Marisabel, Marise, Marisha, Marissa, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marja, Marris, Marrissa, Marya, Marys, Maryse, Maryssa, Mayra, Mayria, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa, Moriah and Morissa.

Creative forms:
(female) Maeisa, Maxisa, ..

(male) Marisare, Marisaro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Marisa Aranza (M.A.), ..

How popular is Marisa?

Marisa is a very prominent first name for women (#641 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name statistics of Marisa for girls. Marisa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #145 in the U.S. in the year 1994, and is currently at #1905. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisa name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Maria (#109 in recent rankings), Mary (#124), Mariah (#155), Marissa (#540), Marie (#564), Moriah (#976), Maritza (#1201), Mayra (#1275), Maryssa, Risa, Merissa, Marisha, Marietta, Marika, Maris, Maree and Marrissa are the prominent related forms of Marisa (#1905 in recent rankings). Other forms, like Marys, are uncommon. These relations of Marisa were popular as birth names in the 1890s (adoption of 9.1%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.6%, 94%), with forms like Marissa going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisa, Maree, Maria, Mariah, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marietta, Marika, Maris, Marisha, Marissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maritza, Marrissa, Mary, Maryssa, Mayra in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Marissa, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marisa is pronounced similarly to Mauresa, Maurisa, Maurissa and Maurizia. Other recommended names are Carisma, Carita, Cerisa, Clarisa, Daria, Farina, Karida, Karima, Karis, Karissa, Karrisa, Klarisa, Larissa, Madina, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maisa, Maisy, Maiya, Majida, Malika, Malita, Manika, Marci, Marcie, Marcy, Marfa, Marg, Margey, Margisia (see Margaret), Margita, Margo, Mari, Mariel, Marien, Marijke, Marilla, Marinda, Marion, Mariposa, Marisela, Mariske, Marita, Marjey (see Margaret), Marji, Marjie, Marlea, Marlisha, Marliss, Marna, Marra, Marsia, Marta, Martita, Marvina, Matrina, Maurita, Mirka, Narcisa, Narissa, Paris, Parisa, Sarika, Sarissa, Sarita, Sharisa, Taresa, Tarina, Vanisa and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marisa.

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