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Gender: Female Meaning of Marisol: "Mary of Solitude" Origin of Marisol: Spanish, contracted form of Maria de la Soledad

The name Marisol is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "Mary of Solitude". Marisol and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibset makeover game! B/G pairs".

From the experts:

Marisol is a favorite Spanish name for girls, and an excellent candidate to cross the culture line, a la Soledad and Paz.

The striking French-born Venezuelan artist Marisol Escobar—known simply by her first name—is noted for her witty Pop Art figural sculptures.

While the name comes from a title of the Virgin Mary—Our Lady of Solitude—it's also associated with the Spanish words for sea and sun, mar y sol.

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Famous People Named Marisol

Marisol Nichols, American actress
Marisol (born Maria Sol Escobar), French-American sculptor
Tatyana Marisol Ali, American actress/singer
Marisol Maldonado Thomas, wife of Matchbox 20 singer Rob Thomas
Marisol Malaret (Contreras), Puerto Rican Miss Universe 1970
Marisol González (Casas), Miss Mexico 2002
Marisol (born Josefa Flores González), Spanish actress
Marisol Touraine, French minister of social affairs
Marisol Massey, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Marisol

Marisol Garcés del Valle, main character in Mexican telenovela "Marisol"
Marisol Lewis, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Marisol Deering, main character on TV's "Devious Maids"
"Marisol," song by Emily Osment
Marisol Durán, character in movie "Cheetah Girls 2"
Marisol Luna, American Girl doll
Marisol, character in movie "Identify Thief"
Madame Marisol, character in K.A. Barker's "The Book of Days"
Marisol Gonzales, character on Netflix's "Orange is the New Black"
Marisol in A Cruel and Subtle Poison
Marisol Coxi, daughter of the South American Bigfoot in "Monster High" show and series
Marisol Rodriguez, character in Pam Munoz Ryan's "Esperanza Rising"
Marisol, titular character of Jose Rivera's "Marisol"

Conjunction of "Maria de la Soledad" or Mary of the Solitude, a commonly used Spanish devotional name.

Marizol, Marise, Marysol


maitehernandez Says:


A lovely name, but often pronounced "mare-i-soll" (so that it rhymes with parasol) by Americans, which personally sounds rather harsh. In Spanish it has a gentler pronunciation; "mahr-ee-souhl".
Another great thing about this name is that in Spanish, "mar y sol" literally means "ocean and sun", so Marisol is a fantastic choice if you want a name with a subtle summer-y, beach-y meaning.

babymagic Says:


I was thinking aerosol

oliviamcdonald Says:


Camisole and parasol
But other than that I like it

Deyah Says:


I´m sorry but I don´t like this name at all. It just reminds me of a cleaning product.

cricketbell Says:


Marisol is also "sea and sun".

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Makes me think of a parasol, or of cleaning products (Lysol, Pine-sol).

Netta5187 Says:


That's not remotely weird though.

Toronto87 Says:


i'm starting to really love this name. I think it's really happy sounding but not flighty - it's a tough balance with upbeat, sunny names but I think this one is almost perfect.

Zelliew Says:


I see what you mean

Zuzana Says:


Growing on me..

indiefendi2 Says:


I really want to like this but I keep thinking of Lysol when I hear it!

JessicaRK467 Says:


This name is very popular in Texas.

JessicaRK467 Says:


You would have to be really into butterflies!

SimoneKadele Says:


I hear "María + Sol" and "Sea and Sun" a lot as meanings/origins, but it's actually short for María de la Soledad, AKA Mary of Solitude!

Chicmommy Says:


It reminds me of a carousel. Love it.

DearestJules Says:


Mariposa is a possible alternative if you're looking for something totally weird.

MaryKathryn Says:


Love this name. especially it's meaning