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Girl Name: Marissa

Name: Marissa
Pronunciation: \m(a)-rissa, mar(is)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: of the sea
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Mary, Nerissa
Sounds Like: Maurissa, Marsia, Marise, Morisa, Marysia, Marysa, Mareisa, Mareesa, Maurisa
Variant forms: Maressa, Maricia, Marisa, Marisabel, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marrissa, Maryssa, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa, Morissa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 545

Description

Marissa \m(a)-rissa, mar(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is pronounced ma-RISS-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Marissa is "of the sea". Variant of Maris.

Marissa has 14 variant forms: Maressa, Maricia, Marisa, Marisabel, Marisha, Marisse, Maritza, Mariza, Marrissa, Maryssa, Meris, Merissa, Meryssa and Morissa.

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

Baby names that sound like Marissa are Maurissa, Marsia, Marise, Morisa, Marysia, Marysa, Mareisa, Mareesa and Maurisa.

View a list of the 5 names that reference Marissa.

Popularity

Marissa is a very popular first name for women (#545 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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