Eng (muh-RIS-sah); It/Sp (mah-REE-sah)
The name is an anglicized form of the Italian and Spanish Marisa. In Italy, Marisa its more common in the Southern parts as a contraction of Maria Rosaria. In Spanish-speaking countries, it is used as a contraction of Maria Luisa.
Currently, Marissa is the 203rd most popular female name in the United States, (2010).
Other forms include:
- Marissa (Dutch/English)
- Marijse (Dutch)
- Marise/Maryse (French)
- Marisa Мари́са (German/Italian/Portuguese/Russian/Slovene/Spanish)
- Marisella (Italian)
- Marisetta (Italian)
- Marisina (Italian)