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The name Marissa is a baby girl name. The name Marissa comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Marissa is: Variant of Mary: Wished-for child.

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Boy or Girl ?: girl
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning: Variant of Mary: Wished-for child; rebellion; bitter.
Expression number: 8
SoulUrge Number: 11
Average Visitor Rating: 4.18 (Out of 5)
Number of ratings: 191

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Marissa is beautiful!
written by Kelly0459, February 18, 2008
My favorite girl name was Marissa for many years. When I was pregnant I knew I would use Marissa for a baby girl. Then I also realized that the first half was after my mother (Marsha) and the second half was after my high school best friend (Melissa). When we had our daughter, we named her Marissa Dae. The name Marissa is from two origins: (Latin) sea, (Hebrew) wished for child. I always knew of the Latin version, but this last year was my first to realize the Hebrew version and I loved it! In all my years & my daugter's 8 years, we have never heard "bitter". She is always complemented on how beautiful her name is! She was definitely wished for as well!! ;)
I Love This Hebrew Meaning!
written by Marissa C., February 21, 2008
I've been told that "Marissa" is a variation of "mara" which means bitter. I was absolutely delighted to come across this meaning - "wished for child." I live in a South American country called Guyana and alot of people in the rural areas mispronounce it but whenever someone says it right I am sooooooooo happy. I love my name though and I don't think it's ever "out-of-the-age" like some names! :-)
T.V. Show
written by Marissa, February 26, 2008
Hello, one of my favorite t.v. shows is The O.C.. and eventhough it's off the air now. One of my favorite characters' names was Marissa, Marissa Cooper.
our names are awesome
written by marissa, March 04, 2008
this is my name and im proud of it!!!! i also get a great nick-name outof it!!! :-)

Mariza--in arabic
written by Mariza, March 16, 2008
My name is Mariza, mother just got it from one of the novelist...but when i came to UAE and when they ask my name they are asking if i know the meaning of it....In arabic my name means sick person...
written by marissa, March 22, 2008
my names marissa and i dont get too many compliments and my name is just ok, and everyone spells it marrisa. I've never met someone spell it like that.
written by Gianna, June 22, 2008
I thought it meant sea of bitterness. My friend's name is Marissa and she is not bitter at all. But She has a lot of nicknames she is not crazy about like, Riss,Rissa, Rissie, Risso, Mariss, and all that. But i think it's a beautiful name.
favorite girl's name!
written by Catherine, July 09, 2008
I think that Marissa is a beautiful name. Someday I would like to name my first daughter Marissa LeeAnn =D
written by Marrissa, July 12, 2008
That does describe me. But i like the way my name is spelt. Its very original. Marrissa!! Lots of doubles. :P
My favorite girl name
written by Lucy, September 06, 2008
Marissa means "sea" or "ocean" . Iv'e never seen it translated as "wished-for-child" or "rebellious" or "bitterness"
written by Marissa, July 10, 2009
Hmmm... It's also got a Latin origin, too.
Mar means sea, you see
and I think Marissa means "Of the Sea"
do you think this spelling of it would be ok
written by Sonya, September 25, 2009
myrissa, we want to name her after hubbys mother and grandmother (myrtle and rissy)
my daughters name
written by jenny, January 07, 2010
my daughter name is marissa she loves it when she was just born her aunt melissa named her she hates when people call her melissa she loves to be in the water thers no were else were she would want to be she is sometimes bitter but we allwayz kall her bubbles and she is very sweet and she cares alot about me and her siblings and she haz told me she will never change her name because SHE LOVES HER NAME MARISSA AND WOULDNT CHANGE IT FOR THE WORLD
written by Emily, April 24, 2010
My mom gave birth to my little little sister who is about 18 now. Her name is Marissa Mae, after her mom because my mom's name is Marissa June because my mom was born in June so Marissa the 2nd is my lil lil sis and mom is Marissa the 1st.
written by Julie, August 06, 2010
Our daughter is 20 and is Myrissa Lauren. Interpreted variation from Marisa "of the sea".

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