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What does Morissa mean?

Morissa Pronunciation of Morissa [moris-sa] as a girls' name has its roots in Latin and Spanish, and the meaning of Morissa is "of the sea". Morissa is an alternate spelling of Marissa (Latin): form of Maris. Morissa is also a form of Morisa (Spanish): feminine of Maurice.

Associated with: sea.


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

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

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

(male) Moriser, Morisin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Morissa Stormy (M.S.), ..

How popular is Morissa?

Morissa is an unusual given name for females. Morissa is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular related forms of Morissa (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Marissa (#540 last year), Maritza (#1201), Marisa (#1905), Merissa, Maryssa, Marrissa and Marisha. These relations of Morissa were favored as birth names in the year 1995 (median #1004) and have become much less popular since (#1663, down 92.3%). (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

Morissa is pronounced similarly to Mareesa, Mareisa, Marysa, Maurisa, Maurissa, Moreisa and Morysa. Other suggested similar names are Boriska, Brissa, Carissa, Cerissa, Chrissa, Clorissa, Corisa, Corissa, Corrissa, Coryssa, Crissa, Darissa, Dorisa, Jolissa, Karissa, Koressa, Korissa, Koryssa, Krissa, Larissa, Lerissa, Lorissa, Malissa, Marika, Maris, Marise, Mariska, Mariske, Maritsa, Marlissa, Marsha, Marsia, Marysia, Melissa, Molissa, Monisha, Moria, Narissa, Nerissa, Norissa, Parissa, Sarissa and Trissa. These names tend to be more commonly used than Morissa.

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