Marissa meaning

: of the sea or bitter.

Marissa Name Information

Gender 👩 Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \m(a)-rissa, mar(is)-sa\
Number of People 👶 120,000
Rate in 2021 2017
Numerology 🔢 8
Name origin 🌍 Latin
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Marissa Name Meaning

The name Marissa is of Latin origin, deriving from the name Maris, which means "of the sea". It's also considered a combination of Maria and Luisa in some cultures, taking on the meanings of "bitter" and "famous warrior". Marissa captures the essence of the sea's mystery and depth, mirroring a person’s potential for introspection, wisdom, and discovery. It also signifies a kind of strength and fierceness, borrowing from its other root meanings.

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Marissa Name Origin and History

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Additional description of the name Marissa

Marissa is a name of Latin and Hebrew origins. It was derived from the Latin name Maris, which means "of the sea". It also has Hebrew roots from the name Miriam, a form of Maria, meaning "bitter". The name Marissa started to gain popularity in the English-speaking world in the 20th century, and by the 1990s, it had become a commonly used name for girls. It’s a classic name that has stood the test of time, appealing to parents who prefer traditional names with a modern twist.

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Additional name description Marissa

Marissa is a name that has been borne by several notable and famous people. These include Marissa Mayer, former CEO of Yahoo!, and Marissa Jaret Winokur, a Tony Award-winning actress. The name has also been featured in popular culture, such as Marissa Cooper from the TV show "The O.C." and Marissa Tasker from the soap opera "All My Children".

According to the Social Security Administration, Marissa was most popular in the United States during the 1990s and early 2000s.

In terms of personality, names can't determine destiny, but it's interesting to note that many women named Marissa are often described as strong, determined, and creative. The name's connection to the sea might also symbolize a calm, thoughtful personality, with depth and wisdom.

In conclusion, Marissa is a classic, well-loved name with intriguing roots and meanings. Its associations with the sea and famous warriors make it a strong, captivating choice for a baby girl's name.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

Marissa means "sea" or "ocean" . Iv'e never seen it translated as "wished-for-child" or "rebellious" or "bitterness"

01/14/2024 00:00:00

my daughter name is marissa she loves it when she was just born her aunt melissa named her she hates when people call her melissa she loves to be in the water thers no were else were she would want to be she is sometimes bitter but we allwayz kall her bubbles and she is very sweet and she cares alot about me and her siblings and she haz told me she will never change her name because SHE LOVES HER NAME MARISSA AND WOULDNT CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD

01/08/2024 12:20:44

this is my name and im proud of it!!!! i also get a great nick-name outof it!!! :-)

12/25/2023 18:53:46

My mom gave birth to my little little sister who is about 18 now. Her name is Marissa Mae, after her mom because my mom's name is Marissa June because my mom was born in June so Marissa the 2nd is my lil lil sis and mom is Marissa the 1st.

10/27/2023 06:35:46

I thought it meant sea of bitterness. My friend's name is Marissa and she is not bitter at all. But She has a lot of nicknames she is not crazy about like, Riss,Rissa, Rissie, Risso, Mariss, and all that. But i think it's a beautiful name.

08/06/2023 00:50:18

That does describe me. But i like the way my name is spelt. Its very original. Marrissa!! Lots of doubles. :P

01/22/2023 09:57:48

My name is Mariza, mother just got it from one of the novelist...but when i came to UAE and when they ask my name they are asking if i know the meaning of it....In arabic my name means sick person...

12/23/2022 02:52:56

Hmmm... It's also got a Latin origin, too. Mar means sea, you see and I think Marissa means "Of the Sea"

08/10/2022 21:55:12

My favorite girl name was Marissa for many years. When I was pregnant I knew I would use Marissa for a baby girl. Then I also realized that the first half was after my mother (Marsha) and the second half was after my high school best friend (Melissa). When we had our daughter, we named her Marissa Dae. The name Marissa is from two origins: (Latin) sea, (Hebrew) wished for child. I always knew of the Latin version, but this last year was my first to realize the Hebrew version and I loved it! In all my years & my daugter's 8 years, we have never heard "bitter". She is always complemented on how beautiful her name is! She was definitely wished for as well!! ;)

06/08/2022 06:47:06

my names marissa and i dont get too many compliments and my name is just ok, and everyone spells it marrisa. I've never met someone spell it like that.

01/13/2022 18:13:48

myrissa, we want to name her after hubbys mother and grandmother (myrtle and rissy)

01/10/2022 11:32:24

I've been told that "Marissa" is a variation of "mara" which means bitter. I was absolutely delighted to come across this meaning - "wished for child." I live in a South American country called Guyana and alot of people in the rural areas mispronounce it but whenever someone says it right I am sooooooooo happy. I love my name though and I don't think it's ever "out-of-the-age" like some names! :-)

11/25/2021 10:13:12

Hello, one of my favorite t.v. shows is The O.C.. and eventhough it's off the air now. One of my favorite characters' names was Marissa, Marissa Cooper.

11/08/2021 07:23:06

I think that Marissa is a beautiful name. Someday I would like to name my first daughter Marissa LeeAnn =D

10/23/2021 07:05:06

Our daughter is 20 and is Myrissa Lauren. Interpreted variation from Marisa "of the sea".


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Marissa?
The origin of the name Marissa is Latin.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Marissa?
of the sea or bitter.
*️⃣ How many people are named Marissa?
Almost 120000 people are named Marissa.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Marissa?
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