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Marissa 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 names Mary and Nerissa.
Baby names that sound like Marissa are Maurissa, Marsia, Marise, Morisa, Marysia, Marysa, Mareisa, Mareesa and Maurisa.
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Popularity of Marissa
Marissa is a very popular first name for women (#545 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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