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Gender: Female Meaning of Amarissa: "little lover" Origin of Amarissa: Combination name, Ama + issa

Amarissa Origin and Meaning

The name Amarissa is a girl's name meaning "little lover".

Amarissa is kind of cobbled together from two traditional elements: Ama, which means "love" or "lover" and is found in such more established names as Amabel and Amariah, and -issa, which is a common feminine suffix that functions as a diminutive. While Amarissa is pretty and frilly, it may frequently be misunderstood as Marissa, Melissa, and may ultimately be more trouble than it's worth.

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amberdaydream Says:

2015-07-26T19:04:58

Amarissa may also be from Greek "amarysso" meaning "to sparkle, glimmer". Although to reflect that origin I'd spell it Amaryssa.

leilah Says:

2015-06-27T05:11:11

Actually, Amarissa means "gift from God" or "child of the moon" depending on whether one is referring to its Hebrew or Spanish origin.