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Girl Name: Marisa

Name: Marisa
Pronunciation: \m(a)-ri-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Mary, Nerissa, Risa
Sounds Like: Marise, Mariza, Maurisa
Variant forms: Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marysa, Marysia, Moreisa, Morisa, Morysa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 641


Marisa \m(a)-ri-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced ma-REES-ah. It is of Latin origin. Variant of Maria. Maris, or Marissa. Actresses Marisa Berenson, Marisa Tomei.

Marisa has 8 variant forms: Mareesa, Mareisa, Maressa, Marysa, Marysia, Moreisa, Morisa and Morysa.

For more information, see also related names Mary, Nerissa and Risa.

Baby names that sound like Marisa are Marise, Mariza and Maurisa.

View a list of the 7 names that reference Marisa.


Marisa is a very popular first name for women (#641 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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