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What does Mariza mean?

Mariza Pronunciation of Mariza [ma-riza] as a name for girls is of Latin origin, and the name Mariza means "of the sea". Mariza is an alternate form of Marissa (Latin): version of Maris.

Associated with: sea.


Mariza has 7 variants: Maressa, Marisa, Marrissa, Maryssa, Merissa, Meryssa and Morissa.

5 more alternative forms via Marissa: Maricia, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza and Meris.

Creative forms:
(female) Marima, ..

(male) Marima, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mariza Kynlee (M.K.), ..

How popular is Mariza?

Mariza is an unusual given name for women. Mariza is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of Mariza (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Marisa (#1905 a year ago), Marisha, Marissa (#540), Maritza (#1201), Marrissa, Maryssa and Merissa. Usage of these forms of Mariza was well-received 2 decades ago (usage of 0.5%) and has become significantly reduced since, with forms like Maritza becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisa, Marisha, Marissa, Maritza, Marrissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maryssa, Merissa in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Mariza is alike in pronunciation to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Mauresa, Maurisa, Maurissa, Maurizia, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa. Other suggested similar names are Briza, Carisa, Chariza, Daria, Farica, Hafiza, Jaliza, Jarica, Jarika, Karita, Larina, Madina, Madira, Majida, Malika, Malita, Manika, Marcee, Marcey, Marci, Marcia, Marcie, Marcila, Mareina, Marena, Marfa, Marg, Marga, Margy, Marhta, Mariah, Marial, Mariam, Mariel, Mariet, Marika, Marilda, Marilla, Marilu, Marina, Marine, Marinna, Marion, Mariske, Marji, Markie, Marlisa, Marnya, Marqui, Marris, Marsha, Marta, Martita, Martta, Marvina, Maryka, Marysia, Maurise, Maurita, Mavina, Maxima, Moria, Saria, Sarika and Tarina. These names tend to be more commonly used than Mariza.

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