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Meaning and name origin

Marissa \m(a)-rissa, mar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced ma-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marissa is "of the sea". Variant of Maris.

Marissa has 14 variant forms: Maressa, Maricia, Marisa, Marisabel, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marrissa, Maryssa, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa and Morissa.

For more information, see also related girl names Mary and Nerissa.


Marissa is a very popular first name for females (#545 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Marissa for girls (2015 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Marissa and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Marisa, Marissa, Maritza and Mary. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marisa, Marissa, Maritza, Mary in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Marissa is also pronounced similarly to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Maurisa, Maurissa and Morisa. Other suggested similar baby names are Carissa, Darissa, Karissa, Larissa, Malissa, Marika, Marise, Mariska, Mariske, Maritsa, Marlissa, Marsha, Marsia, Marysia, Narissa, Parissa and Sarissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marissa.


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