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Marissa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Of the Sea or Bitter
  • #561 All Time
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How popular is the name "Marissa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1936 5 5 0
1946 7 7 0
1947 7 7 0
1949 7 7 0
1950 7 7 0
1951 7 7 0
1952 15 15 0
1953 20 20 0
1954 20 20 0
1955 40 40 0
1956 69 69 0
1957 76 76 0
1958 92 92 0
1959 65 65 0
1960 92 92 0
1961 104 104 0
1962 105 105 0
1963 117 117 0
1964 99 99 0
1965 114 114 0
1966 140 140 0
1967 213 213 0
1968 238 238 0
1969 258 258 0
1970 263 263 0
1971 274 274 0
1972 275 275 0
1973 352 352 0
1974 365 365 0
1975 389 383 6
1976 617 617 0
1977 1,072 1,067 5
1978 1,155 1,146 9
1979 1,396 1,387 9
1980 1,403 1,403 0
1981 1,458 1,450 8
1982 1,528 1,521 7
1983 1,633 1,622 11
1984 1,627 1,627 0
1985 1,909 1,890 19
1986 2,455 2,441 14
1987 2,552 2,545 7
1988 2,820 2,809 11
1989 3,815 3,794 21 #81 girl name
1990 3,827 3,806 21 #87 girl name
1991 4,430 4,421 9 #81 girl name
1992 4,878 4,871 7 #72 girl name
1993 5,632 5,626 6 #59 girl name
1994 6,259 6,245 14 #53 girl name
1995 6,094 6,081 13 #53 girl name
1996 5,760 5,753 7 #59 girl name
1997 5,304 5,296 8 #60 girl name
1998 4,729 4,720 9 #66 girl name
1999 4,396 4,390 6 #73 girl name
2000 4,031 4,023 8 #78 girl name
2001 3,858 3,852 6 #79 girl name
2002 3,318 3,318 0 #99 girl name
2003 3,520 3,513 7 #95 girl name
2004 4,020 4,004 16 #78 girl name
2005 3,591 3,591 0 #91 girl name
2006 3,161 3,161 0
2007 2,618 2,618 0
2008 2,178 2,172 6
2009 1,793 1,793 0
2010 1,527 1,527 0
2011 1,237 1,237 0
2012 999 999 0
2013 814 814 0
2014 667 667 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Marissa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 117,916 babies born with the name Marissa in the United States. That's more than enough Marissas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Marissa" was in 1994 with a total of 6,245 babies. (That's a lot of baby Marissas)

According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marissa" ranks #66 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 19 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1990. Across the entire United States a total of 3,827 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 Marissa popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Marissa 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 "Marissa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Marissa as well as things modernly associated with the name Marissa such as celebrities named Marissa.

English

Origin and Meaning of Marissa

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

Marissa Tait

Marissa was born in 1979.

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Alternative Meanings

M is for mirth, your laughter.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for serious, not always joking.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

Your name in reverse order is "Assiram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Smairas". 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 Marissa born Sep 15, 1946

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 Turkey approximately on 825. Your profession was handicraftsman and mechanic.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

Name poster for Marissa

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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