English, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Of the sea
Like the Name Marissa?
+ Marissa
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Marissa"

There are several possible explanations of this name's origin. It could be a derivation Mary, originally from the Hebrew name Miryam (meaning "lots of bitterness"). It can also be a variation of the name Maris, which in Latin means "of the sea". Another explanation mentions the combination of Maria and Luisa.

Popularity of the Name Marissa
Also Spelled Like...

Marisa, Marisela, Marrisa, Marrissa, Marysa, Maryssa

Famous Marissas

Marissa Jaret Winokur - actress
Marissa Irvin - tennis player
Marissa Piesman - writer
Marissa Ribisi - actress

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Marissa?
Discussion on the name Marissa
Weekly Prize Big thumb kiddopotamus

Just in time for the holiday, Summer Infant launches the Kiddopotamus toy line.  The products, designed to inspire play between babies and parents, includes colorful animals and fun play patterns.One lucky person will win the following items:Safari So Good BouncerThe Safari So Good Bouncer is a colorful, interactive bouncer seat that offers a unique play pattern with plush animal-themed puppets that invite parents into the play experience.  The bouncer includes musical melodies, a two-position recline, and a three-point harness to keep baby safe and secure....

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.