First Name
3k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Merissa

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  • A submission from New Jersey, United States says the name Merissa means "Of the Sea (MER)" and is of Unknown origin.
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Notable Persons Named Merissa

Merissa Smith is an athlete for the Rutgers University, Three Kings United, New Zealand women's national under-20 football team, and New Zealand women's national football team. Merissa was born on November 11th, 1990 in Tauranga.

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How popular is the baby name Merissa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1962 6 6 0
1965 6 6 0
1967 5 5 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 12 12 0
1972 15 15 0
1973 12 12 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 26 26 0
1976 34 34 0
1977 61 61 0
1978 50 50 0
1979 70 70 0
1980 50 50 0
1981 58 58 0
1982 56 56 0
1983 63 63 0
1984 72 72 0
1985 65 65 0
1986 105 105 0
1987 125 125 0
1988 104 104 0
1989 155 155 0
1990 168 168 0
1991 158 158 0
1992 155 155 0
1993 167 167 0
1994 155 155 0
1995 172 172 0
1996 120 120 0
1997 109 109 0
1998 108 108 0
1999 88 88 0
2000 88 88 0
2001 85 85 0
2002 75 75 0
2003 83 83 0
2004 76 76 0
2005 77 77 0
2006 73 73 0
2007 68 68 0
2008 52 52 0
2009 34 34 0
2010 30 30 0
2011 20 20 0
2012 15 15 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 9 9 0
2015 8 8 0
2016 9 9 0
2017 6 6 0

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Popularity of Merissa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Merissa

  • How Popular is the name Merissa? Merissa is the 4,839th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Merissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,398 babies born with the first name Merissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Merissa to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Merissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1962 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Merissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Merissa was in 1995 with a total of 172 babies.
  • Random Merissa Factoid: According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Merissa is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1994.
  • Weird things about the name Merissa: Your name in reverse order is Assirem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Raimess. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Merissa born Nov 6, 2013

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 North of Latin America approximately on 950. Your profession was entertainer, musician, poet, and temple-dancer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.