What does Marisa mean?
Marisa \m(a)-ri-sa\ 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.
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.
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)
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 (usage of 0.7214%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.36%, down 50.1%), 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)
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.