The name Marisa is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "of the sea". Marisa and is often added to lists like If You Like Melissa, You Might Love... and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".
From the experts:
A name made famous by Marisas Berenson and Tomei, never became as saturated as its cousin Melissa, so still a feasible choice.