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What does Meryssa mean?

Meryssa Pronunciation of Meryssa [merys-sa] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Meryssa means "of the sea". Meryssa is a version of Marissa (Latin): transcription of Maris.

Associated with: sea.


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Marsa, Miryssa, ..

(male) Merysal, ..

Middle name pairings:
Meryssa Clara (M.C.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Meryssa (outside Top 2000) are Marisa (#1905 in recent rankings), Marisha, Marissa (#540), Marrissa, Maryssa and Merissa. These forms of Meryssa were popular 20 years ago (average #1092) and are now much less widespread (#1740, down 94%), with forms such as Marissa becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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.

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