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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- Nicknames for Marissa
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
Marissa is latin and it means of the sea.
- Famous real-life people named Marissa
Marisa Berensen, 70s Italian actress
Marissa Tome, Actress
- Marissa in song, story & screen
Marissa Cooper in the teen drama, The O.C.