Gender: Feminine
Origin: Spanish

The name is either a contraction of María Soledad or María del Sol, the name was originally used in honour of the Virgin Mary. In recent years, Spanish-speaking parents may have used it due to the fact that it sounds like Mar y Sol (sea and sun).

It is also the name of a 1996 Mexican telenovela.

Currently, Marisol is the 528th most popular female name in the United States, (2010).