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What does Marisa mean?

Marisa \m(a)-ri-sa\ as a girls' name is pronounced ma-REES-ah. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Maria. Maris, or Marissa. Actresses Marisa Berenson, Marisa Tomei.


Variations

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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Mary, Nerissa and Risa.

Marisa has 34 more different forms via Maria, Maris, Marissa: Maree, Mariah, Marialena, Marialinda, Marialisa, Maricia, Marie, Marieanne, Marielena, Marietta, Mariette, Marika, Marisabel, Marise, Marisha, Marissa, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marja, Marris, Marrissa, Marya, Marys, Maryse, Maryssa, Mayra, Mayria, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa, Moraiah, Moriah and Morissa.


Popularity

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 popularity 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, but is not listed currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marisa name in U.S.

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

Maria (#115 in 2014), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Marissa (#473), Marie (#579), Moriah (#977), Mayra, Marietta and Maritza are the prominent related forms of Marisa. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity in 1992 and are now much less popular, with forms like Maritza, Marisa, Moriah, Mayra and Marie falling out of style. Mariah (#136) and Marissa (#473) are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Mariah. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the girl name Marisa and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Marie, Marietta, Marisa, Marissa, Maritza, Mary, Mayra, Moriah 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 and Maurissa. Other recommended similar baby names are Carisa, Karisa, Larisa, Maisa, Marcia, Marga, Marice, Marike, Mariko, Marina, Mariska, Mariske, Marita, Maritsa, Markia, Marlisa, Marsha, Marsia, Maryka, Maurise and Parisa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marisa.

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