Marissa Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Marissa:
Modern elaboration of Maria, formed by adding the suffix -isa, -issa, as in such names as Louisa (light) and Clarissa (famous, bright).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Marissa: | Edit
Means of the sea. Another spelling is Marisa.
Technically Marisa would be pronounced "Mah-ree-sa" because of the vowel, consonant, vowel pattern. Two consonants would have to be placed after the first vowel to make it short. Simple English!
- Personal experiences with the name Marissa: | Edit
I had a really great friend named Marissa. She was really wonderful.
Its mine name and it a great name.
My really good friend is named Marissa. She doesn't like her name and wants to change it, but I think it's a gorgeous and strong name. It also fits her last name well.
My name is Marissa and it has grown on me, although I hated it when I was little. A LOT of people spell it wrong though (Marisa, Marrisa, etc).
My youngest daughter's name is Marissa and she doesn't really like it either but I think it's a really girly, beautiful name. I love all names that end with an "A". They seem really feminine. I think Marissa is so beautiful....it sounds like a princess' name.
My names is Marissa and to be honest I love the name, the one thing that drives me mad is when people mess it up, when I was little I was called Melissa nearly everyday.
It's probably just a coincidence, but every Marissa I've known has been kinda skanky.
- Nicknames for Marissa: | Edit
Missa Missa (Like Little Ceasars old theme 'pizza pizza')
Mari (not pronounced as Mary, but Mari, like are with a long e sound at the end).
Maru/Maru Chan (if you like ramen noodles).
- Meanings and history of the name Marissa: | Edit
Marissa is latin and it means of the sea.
- Famous real-life people named Marissa: | Edit
Marisa Berensen, 70s Italian actress
Marissa Tome, Actress
- Marissa in song, story & screen: | Edit
Marissa Cooper in the teen drama, The O.C.