Italian and Spanish combination of Maria and Louisa
"drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle"

Marisa Origin and Meaning

The name Marisa is girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle".
A name made famous by Marisas Berenson and Tomei, never became as saturated as its cousin Melissa, so still a feasible choice. Marisa is one of those Spanish and Italian names for girls that sounds at once unusual and familiar, which makes it truly an international choice.

The meaning of Maria is uncertain, but theories include "drop of the sea" (from Hebrew roots mar "drop" and yam "sea"); "bitter" (from Hebrew marah "bitterness"); and "beloved" (from the Egyptian root mr).

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Famous People Named Marisa

  • Marisa TomeiAmerican actress
  • Marisa Lee MillerAmerican model
  • (Vittoria) Marisa Schiaparelli BerensonItalian actress
  • Marisa MerliniItalian actress
  • Marisa Carolina RamirezAmerican actress
  • Marisa Michelle WarringtonEnglish,Australian actress
  • Claudia (Marisa) RuggeriniItalian partisan
  • Marisa Julia SiketaAustralian actress
  • Marisa KennedyAmerican actress
  • Marisa de Azevedo MonteBrazilian pop singer
  • Marisa SilverAmerican author, screenwriter and film director

Marisa in Pop Culture

  • Marisa Coultercharacter in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy
  • Marisamain character in Barbara Cartland's "Lessons in Love"
  • Marisa Kirisamemain character in Touhou Project
  • Marisa Clarkcharacter on TV's "K.C. Undercover"
  • Marisa Venturamain character played by Jennifer Lopez in the 2002 film "Maid in Manhattan"