What does Marisa mean?
Marisa /mar-isa/ 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 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.Kreatif forms: Merisa, Mirisa. [more]
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, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Maria (#115 in recent rankings), Mary (#120), Mariah (#136), Marissa (#473), Marie (#579), Moriah (#977), Mayra, Marietta and Maritza are the prominent related forms of Marisa. Other forms, like Meryssa, are uncommon. These relations of Marisa were popular as birth names in 1992 (adoption of 0.72%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.36%, ▼50%), with forms like Marietta falling out of style. Mariah and Marissa are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list, and there is a rebound in birth name popularity for Mariah.
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Marisa▼ is pronounced similarly to Mauresa, Maurisa, Maurissa and Maurizia. Other recommended similar baby 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, Margita, Margo▼, Mari▼, Mariel▼, Marien, Marijke, Marilla, Marinda, Marion▼, Mariposa, Marisela▼, Mariske, Marita, Marjey, 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.