Gender: Female Meaning of Marissa: "of the sea" Origin of Marissa: Variation of Maris Marissa's Popularity in 2018: #882

Marissa Origin and Meaning

The name Marissa is a girl's name meaning "of the sea".

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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Rank in US: #882

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Pop Culture References for the name Marissa

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.