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What does Merissa mean?

Merissa Pronunciation of Merissa [meris-sa] as a name for girls is a Latin name, and the meaning of Merissa is "of the sea". Merissa is a version of Marissa (Latin): version of Maris.

Associated with: sea.


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

5 more different relations via Marissa: Maricia, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza and Meris.

Creative forms:
(female) Merisma, Mersa, ..

(male) Meras, Merseh, ..

Middle name pairings:
Merissa Rhylee (M.R.), ..

How popular is Merissa?

Merissa is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#4215 out of 4276, Top 99%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Merissa was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its top rank of #1047 in the U.S. in the year 1995, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merissa name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Merissa listed in the Top 2000 are Marisa (#1905 last year), Marisha, Marissa (#540), Maritza (#1201), Marrissa and Maryssa. Usage of these relations of Merissa was well-received in the year 1995 (average #1004) and is now much reduced (#1663, down 92.3%), with versions like Marissa becoming less trendy.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Merissa is pronounced similarly to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Maurisa, Maurissa, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa. Other suggested similar names are Brissa, Carissa, Cerisa, Cerissa, Cerisse, Chrissa, Clerissa, Corissa, Crissa, Darissa, Delissa, Denissa, Jelissa, Jeressa, Karissa, Korissa, Krissa, Larissa, Lerissa, Lorissa, Malissa, Marika, Maris, Marise, Mariska, Mariske, Maritsa, Marlissa, Marsha, Marsia, Marysia, Melessa, Melisa, Melisha, Melissa, Melisse, Mercia, Mersey, Molissa, Narissa, Neriss, Nerissa, Neryssa, Norissa, Parissa, Sarissa, Sherissa, Teressa and Trissa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Merissa.

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