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Meaning of Marissa

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The name Marissa has the following meaning:

Star of the sea. Derived from Maria.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Marissa is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 87 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Marissa fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 28 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 183 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Marissa in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Marissa is very likely a(n) Italian variant of the name Marisa.

See other suggested Italian girl baby names.

You might also like to see the other variants of the name Marisa.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Marissa and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Marissa: Boys - Alfonso, Gianni, Salvador, Salvatore, Girls - Concetta, Both genders - Alma, Donna


The name Marissa is a variant of Marisa. Other popular variants of the name Marisa are: Mareesa, Mareisa, Maresa, Marijse (Dutch), Marisha (Russian), Marissa, Marita (Spanish), Mariza, Marrisa, Marrissa, Marysa (Dutch), Maryse, Marysia, Maryssa, Merisa, Moreisa, Morisa, Morysa


We think the name Marissa should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Marissa to be: Charming and smart woman

In one word, you might describe Marissa as a(n) "charming" person.

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