Marissa

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119k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Marissa

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

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  1. A female given name, a contraction of Maria Lisa or Maria Luisa, though sometimes regarded as a re-interpretation of the name Melissa as a homophone in another European language.

Marissa was also found in the following language(s): Finnish

Notable Persons Named Marissa

Marissa Mayer is a president & ceo and yahoo!. Marissa was given the name Marissa Ann Mayer on May 30th, 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Marissa Ribisi is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1988. Marissa was given the name Santina Marissa Ribisi on December 17th, 1974 in Los Angeles.

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Marissa Mazzola-McMahon is a film producer, former public relations agent, and television host. Marissa was born on July 4th, 1973.

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Madeline Carroll is an actress. She has been prominent since 2003. Madeline was given the name Marissa Madeline Carroll on March 18th, 1996 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Marissa Cooper is a student.

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Marissa Neitling is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2011. Marissa was given the name Marissa Lee Neitling on May 8th, 1984 in Lake Oswego, Oregon, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Marissa

Vita Marissa is a badminton player.

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How popular is the baby 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 19 19 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 275 275 0
1972 274 274 0
1973 351 351 0
1974 365 365 0
1975 388 382 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 1,630 1,630 0
1985 1,909 1,890 19
1986 2,456 2,442 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 4,879 4,872 7 #72 girl name
1993 5,631 5,625 6 #59 girl name
1994 6,259 6,245 14 #53 girl name
1995 6,095 6,082 13 #53 girl name
1996 5,759 5,752 7 #59 girl name
1997 5,305 5,297 8 #60 girl name
1998 4,729 4,720 9 #66 girl name
1999 4,396 4,390 6 #73 girl name
2000 4,033 4,025 8 #77 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 4,022 4,006 16 #78 girl name
2005 3,592 3,592 0 #91 girl name
2006 3,162 3,162 0
2007 2,619 2,619 0
2008 2,178 2,172 6
2009 1,794 1,794 0
2010 1,530 1,530 0
2011 1,238 1,238 0
2012 1,000 1,000 0
2013 817 817 0
2014 673 673 0
2015 579 579 0
2016 502 502 0

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Popularity of Marissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Marissa

  • How Popular is the name Marissa? Marissa is the 570th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Marissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 119,021 babies born with the first name Marissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Marissa to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Marissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1936 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Marissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Marissa is Monday, January 24th, 1881.
  • What year had the most people named Marissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Marissa was in 1994 with a total of 6,245 babies. That's a lot of babies named Marissa!
  • Random Marissa Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Marissa ranks 110th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Marissa: Your name in reverse order is Assiram. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asamrsi. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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