Marissa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Marissa | Girls
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).
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- Comments and insights on the name Marissa: | Edit
Means of the sea. Another spelling is Marisa.
- 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.
- Nicknames for Marissa: | Edit
Missy, Miss, Rissy
Missa Missa (Like Little Ceasars old theme 'pizza pizza')
- 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.
Global Popularity of the Name Marissa
- #155 in United States
- #197 in Canada (Alberta)
- #292 in Canada (Quebec)
- #358 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #517 in Scotland