Name: Marissa

Origin and Meaning of the Name Marissa

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    (mah RIS ah)
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    Marissa is either a variant of Marisa, which is an elaboration upon Maria with the '-isa' suffix from names such as Louisa and Lisa or it is an elaboration of Maris - from the Latin phrase 'stella maris' meaning "star of the sea", Maris is one of the titles of the Virgin Mary. Both Marisa and Maris came into use in the 20th century.

    The name was used for one of the main characters in the teen drama 'The OC'.

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