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Gender: Female Meaning of Marissa: "of the sea" Origin of Marissa: Variation of Maris Marissa's Popularity in 2017: #680

The name Marissa is a girl's name meaning "of the sea". Marissa is ranked #680 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like If You Like Melissa, You Might Love... and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

From the experts:

Pretty feminissima name that never became as overused as cousin Melissa. The more streamlined Maris is a more modern sounding option.

Namesakes include Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!.

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Famous People Named Marissa

Marissa Ann Mayer, American CEO of Yahoo!
Marissa Jaret Winokur, American actress and singer
Marissa Meyer, American novelist
Marissa Coleman, American basketball player
Marissa Castelli, American figure skater
Marissa Irvin, American tennis player
Marissa Rachael Nadler, American singer-songwriter
Marissa Von Bleicken, American actress and singer
(Marissa) Madeline Carroll, American actress
(Santina) Marissa Ribisi, American actress; twin of actor Giovanni Ribisi
Marissa Ann Mazzola-McMahon, American film producer and pro wrestling figure
Marissa Andretti (b. 1990), daughter of racing driver Michael Andretti

Pop Culture References for the name Marissa

Marissa Cooper, character on TV's "The O.C."
Marissa Delfina, character on TV's "The Beautiful Life"
Marissa Tasker, character on American soap "All My Children"
Marissa McClintock, character on TV's "House of Lies"
Marissa Faireborn, character in the Transformers series

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