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What does Marisa mean?

Marisa Pronunciation of Marisa as a girls' name is pronounced ma-REES-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marisa is "star of the sea". Variant of Maria, Maris, or Marissa. Actresses Marisa Berenson, Marisa Tomei.




VARIANTS Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marysa, Marysia, Moreisa, Morisa, Morysa

SEE ALSO Mary, Nerissa, Risa

OTHER FORMS VIA MARIA, MARIS, MARISSA Maree, Mariah, Marialisa, Maricia, Marie, Marietta, Marika, Marisabel, Marise, Marisha, Marissa, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marja, Marris, Marrissa, Marya, Marys, Maryse, Maryssa, Mayra, Mayria, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa, Moriah, Morissa



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How popular is Marisa?

Marisa is a very prominent first name for women (#641 out of 4276, Top 15%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Marisa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #145 in the U.S. in the year 1994, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Maria (#116 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Mary (#126), Mariah (#217), Marie (#576), Marissa (#882), Moriah (#1189), Mayra (#1501), Maritza (#1682), Merissa, Maryssa, Maree, Marrissa, Marisha, Maris, Marika, Marietta and Risa are the prominent related forms of Marisa. Other forms, like Marys, are uncommon. These relations of Marisa were popular as birth names in the 1910s (ADOPTION OF 7.2%) and are now much less common (ADOPTION 0.5%, 94%), with forms like Mary going out of style.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marisa, Maree, Maria, Mariah, Marie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Marietta, Marika, Maris, Marisha, Marissa in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Merissa, Moriah, Risa in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Maria, Mariah, Marissa, Mary outside U.S.

Similar Names

Marisa is pronounced similarly to Mauresa, Maurisa, Maurissa and Maurizia. Other recommended sound-alike names are Carisma, Carita, Cerisa, Clarisa, Daria, Farina, Karida, Karima, Karis, Karissa, Karrisa, Klarisa, Larissa, Madina, Maia, Maida, Maiga, Maisa, Maisy, Maiya, Majida, Malika, Malita, Manika, Marci, Marcie, Marcy, Marfa, Marg, Margey, Margisia (see Margaret), Margita, Margo, Mari, Mariel, Marien, Marijke, Marilla, Marinda, Marion, Mariposa, Marisela, Mariske, Marita, Marjey (see Margaret), Marji, Marjie, Marlea, Marlisha, Marliss, Marna, Marra, Marsia, Marta, Martita, Marvina, Matrina, Maurita, Mirka, Narcisa, Narissa, Paris, Parisa, Sarika, Sarissa, Sarita, Sharisa, Taresa, Tarina, Vanisa and Zarina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Marisa.

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