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Marissa /mar-is-sa/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' 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 variants: Maressa, Maricia, Marisa, Marisabel, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marrissa, Maryssa, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa and Morissa.

Affiliated girl names: Mary and Nerissa.

Marissa has 4 more alternative forms via Maris: Marise, Marris, Marys and Maryse.

Kreatif forms: Malrissa, Marisna, Murissa. [more]

pinHow popular is Marissa?

Marissa is a very prominent first name for females (#545 out of 4276, Top 13%) but an uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Marissa for girls. Marissa entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its top position of #53 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #473. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Marissa and associated names. Popular alternative forms of Marissa (#473 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Mary (#120 in 2014), Marisa and Maritza. Forms like Marris are uncommon. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in 1994 (usage of 0.8293%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.3518%, down 57.6%), with the versions Maritza and Marisa becoming less stylish. Marissa (#473) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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