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Popularity
118k
in the U.S.
since 1880

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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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1936550
1946770
1947770
1949770
1950770
1951770
195215150
195320200
195420200
195540400
195669690
195776760
195892920
195965650
196092920
19611041040
19621051050
19631171170
196499990
19651141140
19661401400
19672132130
19682382380
19692582580
19702632630
19712742740
19722752750
19733523520
19743653650
19753893836
19766176170
19771,0721,0675
19781,1551,1469
19791,3961,3879
19801,4031,4030
19811,4581,4508
19821,5281,5217
19831,6331,62211
19841,6271,6270
19851,9091,89019
19862,4552,44114
19872,5522,5457
19882,8202,80911
19893,8153,79421#81 girl name
19903,8273,80621#87 girl name
19914,4304,4219#81 girl name
19924,8784,8717#72 girl name
19935,6325,6266#59 girl name
19946,2596,24514#53 girl name
19956,0946,08113#53 girl name
19965,7605,7537#59 girl name
19975,3045,2968#60 girl name
19984,7294,7209#66 girl name
19994,3964,3906#73 girl name
20004,0314,0238#78 girl name
20013,8583,8526#79 girl name
20023,3183,3180#99 girl name
20033,5203,5137#95 girl name
20044,0204,00416#78 girl name
20053,5913,5910#91 girl name
20063,1613,1610
20072,6182,6180
20082,1782,1726
20091,7931,7930
20101,5271,5270
20111,2371,2370
20129999990
20138148140
20146676670

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 first appeared 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 2002 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marissa" ranks #84 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 130 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2002. Across the entire United States a total of 3,318 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Marissa" mean?

Marissa (English): Of the Sea or Bitter

The name "Marissa" is of English origin and it means "Of the Sea or Bitter". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

R is for refreshing, the sparkling you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

S is for success, in all you will do.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

Your name in reverse order is "Assiram". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Smiaasr". 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.

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!

Celebrities named Marissa

Marissa Tait

Marissa was born in 1979.

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Past life for Marissa born Jun 28, 1999

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Australia approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

Name poster for Marissa

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