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Smart Baby Names: Dictionary of Baby Names, Meanings and Origins.

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Girl Name: Merissa

Name: Merissa
Pronunciation: \m(e)-rissa, mer(is)-sa\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: of the sea
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Morissa, Meryssa
Similar Names: Cerissa, Lerissa, Melissa, Nerissa
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 4215


Merissa \m(e)-rissa, mer(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is a variant of Marissa (Latin), and the meaning of Merissa is "of the sea".

The baby name Merissa sounds like Morissa and Meryssa. Other similar baby names are Cerissa, Lerissa, Melissa and Nerissa.


Merissa is a somewhat popular first name for women (#4215 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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