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Marisa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #986 All Time
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118k Marissa (English)
2k Marika (Polish)
< 1k Mariska (Hungarian)
< 1k Maurissa (American)
< 1k Marja (Scandinavian)
< 1k Marixa (Spanish)
< 1k Mareike (Dutch)

How popular is the name "Marisa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1934 5 5 0
1936 6 6 0
1938 6 6 0
1942 6 6 0
1944 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 6 6 0
1948 9 9 0
1949 11 11 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 23 23 0
1952 27 27 0
1953 30 30 0
1954 59 59 0
1955 89 89 0
1956 307 307 0
1957 253 253 0
1958 277 277 0
1959 241 241 0
1960 336 336 0
1961 298 298 0
1962 277 277 0
1963 308 308 0
1964 328 328 0
1965 300 300 0
1966 412 412 0
1967 403 403 0
1968 408 408 0
1969 350 350 0
1970 398 398 0
1971 459 459 0
1972 486 486 0
1973 577 577 0
1974 589 589 0
1975 564 559 5
1976 1,092 1,092 0
1977 1,621 1,608 13
1978 1,263 1,257 6
1979 1,298 1,293 5
1980 1,085 1,085 0
1981 1,168 1,168 0
1982 1,096 1,096 0
1983 1,000 995 5
1984 900 900 0
1985 978 972 6
1986 1,054 1,054 0
1987 989 989 0
1988 1,072 1,061 11
1989 1,044 1,036 8
1990 1,110 1,110 0
1991 1,153 1,153 0
1992 1,286 1,286 0
1993 1,730 1,723 7
1994 2,187 2,187 0
1995 2,198 2,198 0
1996 1,857 1,857 0
1997 1,477 1,477 0
1998 1,433 1,433 0
1999 1,110 1,110 0
2000 1,051 1,051 0
2001 982 982 0
2002 933 933 0
2003 945 945 0
2004 952 952 0
2005 800 800 0
2006 611 611 0
2007 612 612 0
2008 478 478 0
2009 410 410 0
2010 329 329 0
2011 308 308 0
2012 257 257 0
2013 171 171 0
2014 172 172 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Marisa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 48,078 babies born with the name Marisa in the United States. That's more than enough Marisas to occupy the territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 44,493 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1934 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Marisa" was in 1995 with a total of 2,198 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marisas)

According to the 1977 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marisa" ranks #40 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 26 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1977. Across the entire United States a total of 1,621 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Marisa popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Marisa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Marisa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marisa as well as things modernly associated with the name Marisa such as celebrities named Marisa.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Marisa

The name "Marisa" is of Italian origin, and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Marisa Tomei

Marisa Tomei is an actress and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1984 to present. Marisa was born in 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, United States.

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Marisa Miller

Marisa Miller is a model. Marisa was born in 1980 as Marisa Lee Bertetta in Santa Cruz, California, United States.

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Marisa Berenson

Marisa Berenson is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to present. Marisa was born in 1946 as Vittoria Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson in New York City, New York, US.

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Marisa Coughlan

Marisa Coughlan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Marisa was born in 1973 as Marisa Christine Coughlan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Marisa Paredes

Marisa Paredes is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1960 to present. Marisa was born in 1946 in Madrid, Spain.

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Marisa Pavan

Marisa Pavan is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1952 to 1992. Marisa was born in 1932 as Maria Luisa Pierangeli in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mighty, your inner strength.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

S is for special, you are, you know!

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Asiram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Amarsi". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Marisa born Jul 13, 2008

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-East approximately on 1600. Your profession was jeweler and watch-maker.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Marisa

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