Marissa: baby girl name meaning and popularity

Marissa

From a Latin name meaning "from the sea." Like an octopus, which is exactly what your little Marissa will remind you of when she goes through the clingy stage.

Nicknames:

Mar, Mari, Rissa.

Famous people named Marissa:

Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer; actresses Marissa Ribisi and Marissa Jaret Winokur; novelist Marissa Meyer; figure skater Marissa Castelli.

Fun fact:

There's a village in Illinois named Marissa, with a population of just over 2,000 at last census.

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