Meaning of Marissa
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
The name Marissa is a variant of Marisa
. Other popular variants of the name Marisa are: Mareesa
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
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