[ 3 syll. ma-ris-sa, mar-i-ssa ] The baby girl name Marissa is pronounced Maa-RIHS-aa- †. Marissa is of Latin, Italian, and Hebrew origin, and it is used mainly in English, German, Italian, and Spanish.
Marissa is a variation (English) of Maris (Greek and English).
Marissa is also a spelling variant (English) of Marisa (English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and German).
Marissa is also a variation (English, German, Italian, and Spanish) of Mary (English).
Marissa is an all-time favorite. Today it is still somewhat popular as a baby name for girls, though not to the extent it was before. The name's popularity increased from the 1960s up to the 1990s. At the modest peak of its usage in 1994, 0.321% of baby girls were named Marissa. Its ranking then was #53. The baby name has since suffered a marked decline in popularity. In 2018, it ranked at #882 with a usage of only 0.017%. Out of the group of girl names directly related to Marissa, Mary was the most regularly used. Its use outnumbered Marissa's by 8 times in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Marissa include Maarika, Maeria, Maheera, Mahiera, Mahirah, Mahyra, Maiara, Mairia, Mairsile, Manara, Manarra, Mannara, Mannarra, Manyara, Manyarah, Maraike, Marayah, Marcea, Marchesa, and Marchessa.
† Pronunciation for Marissa: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"