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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #561 most popular

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 mirth, your laughter.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for righteous, you know when you're right.

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

S is for serious, not always joking.

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

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

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


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 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Marissa" is not a popular baby girl's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, only 14 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,878 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 south? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Marissa

Marissa Tait

Marissa was born in 1979.


Past life for Marissa born May 31, 1989

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 Cyprus approximately on 1150. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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