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What does Meryssa mean?

Meryssa /me-rys-sa/ as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Meryssa means "of the sea". Meryssa is a version, with the prefix Me-, of Marissa (Latin): transcription of Maris.

Associated with: sea.


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

Meryssa has 3 more different relations via Marissa: Marisha, Marisse and Meris.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Meryssi, Miryssa, ..

(male) Merysal, Merysmay, ..

How popular is Meryssa?

Meryssa is a rare first name for females. Meryssa is an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Popular alternative forms of Meryssa (outside Top 2000) are Marisa (#1352 in recent rankings), Marisha, Marissa (#473), Marrissa, Maryssa and Merissa. These forms of Meryssa were popular 19 years ago (average #1092) and are now much less widespread (#1637, down 92%), with forms such as Marissa becoming less stylish. Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Meryssa and related names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Meryssa is alike in pronunciation to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Maurissa, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa. Other suggested similar names are Bryssa, Cerissa, Chryssa, Coryssa, Delyssa, Jeressa, Karyssa, Koryssa, Kryssa, Laryssa, Lerissa, Mariska, Marlyssa, Marsha, Marsia, Maryka, Marys, Maryse, Marysia, Melessa, Melissa, Mercia, Mersey, Naryssa, Nerissa, Neryss, Neryssa and Teressa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Meryssa.