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What does Maurissa mean?

Maurissa Pronunciation of Maurissa [mau-ris-sa] as a girls' name means "star of the sea". Maurissa is a variant form of Maureen (Irish, Gaelic): English version of Mairin.

Associated with: star, sea.


Maurissa has 3 variants: Mauresa, Maurisa and Maurizia.

5 more relations via Maureen: Maura, Maurie, Maurine, Maurise and Maurita.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Maurissa Susan (M.S.), ..

How popular is Maurissa?

Maurissa is an uncommon first name for females. Maurissa is an equivalently rare last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Maura (#1490 the previous year), Maureen and Maurine are the popular varying forms of Maurissa (outside Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Maurissa was at its peak in the 1950s (average #707) and has become much lower since, with forms such as Maureen becoming less trendy. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Maura, Maureen, Maurine in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maurissa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Maurissa is alike in pronunciation to Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marisa, Marissa, Mariza, Marrissa, Marysa, Maryssa, Merissa, Meryssa, Morisa and Morissa. Other suggested similar names are Carisa, Carisia, Carisma, Carisse, Carrisa, Carrissa, Cerissa, Clarissa, Clarrissa, Clerissa, Corissa, Corrissa, Crissa, Darissa, Janissa, Kalissa, Karisa, Karisha, Karisma, Karisse, Karrisa, Katrisa, Krissa, Larisa, Laryssa, Laurinda, Macarisa, Malisha, Mandisa, Marga, Maria, Maricia, Marijke, Mariko, Marilla, Marinda, Marinna, Maris, Mariska, Mariske, Marisse, Maritza, Markessa, Marliss, Marlissa, Marris, Marsee, Marseea, Marsia, Matresha, Matrina, Melissa, Moreisa, Morysa (see Marisa), Narcissa, Narkissa, Nerissa, Norissa, Raissa, Sarissa, Taurina and Trissa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Maurissa.

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