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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 Names That Mean Ocean and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

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

Meryssa, Merissa, Marisa, Maryssa, Maressa, Morissa, Marisse, Marrissia, Marizza, Marisha, Marissah, Marrissa


paulapuddephatt Says:


Pretty name

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I know a girl named Marissa. She's two years younger. The name fits perfectly.

Nozomi Says:


I perfer Melissa but Marissa is also lovely!

Mari Dawn Says:


My name is Marisa. Which is the original version, since it's a Spanish name and they don't do double consonants. The Americanized version has become more popular, probably because of its similarity to Melissa.

wavygirl Says:


Nice alternative to Melissa and Alissa

melissa Says:


who is marissa?
and i like that name so far.