What does Marissa mean?
Associated with: sea.
(female) Marisi, Marsa, ..
(male) Marce, Marista, .. Middle name pairings:
Marissa Aviana (M.A.), ..
How 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)
Marissa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #53 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #540. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Marissa (#540 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Mary (#124 in 2015), Maritza (#1201), Marisa (#1905), Maryssa, Merissa, Marrissa, Maris and Marisha. Other forms, like Marris, are uncommon. These relations of Marissa were favored as birth names in the 1880s (median #1777) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1530, ▼97%), with versions like Marissa becoming somewhat outmoded.
Marissa▼ is pronounced similarly to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Mauresa, Maurisa, Maurissa, Maurizia, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa. Other recommended names are Amarissa, Brissa, Caressa, Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carisse, Carlissa, Cerissa, Clarissa▼, Jalissa, Janissa, Kalissa, Karessa, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karissa▼, Karisse, Karyssa, Kharissa, Korissa, Lacrissa, Lerissa, Lorissa, Malisha, Mallissa, Marga, Margisia (see Margaret), Maria▼, Mariana, Marieke, Mariela▼, Marika, Mariko, Marilda, Marilisa, Marilla, Marina▼, Marinda, Marinna, Mariposa, Marisela▼, Mariska, Marita, Marja, Markessa, Markisha, Marlisha, Marliss, Marlissa, Marlyssa, Marsee, Marseea, Maryka, Marysia, Maurise, Molissa, Narcissa, Narissa, Naryssa, Parisa, Raissa, Sarissa and Sharissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Marissa.See names in meaning and etymology.