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Merissa is a baby girl’s name that comes from English and Latin. It means “drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle” or “star of the sea”. Merissa has never been in the top 1000 baby names but the variant spelling of Marissa has been popular since the 1960s.

Meaning of the name Merissa:

English: drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved + famous battle
Latin: star of the sea

Origin of the name Merissa:

Merissa is a baby girl’s name of English and Latin origin. In Latin, Merissa comes from the name Meris and means “star of the sea”. In English, Merissa is a combination of the names Marie (meaning “drop of the sea, bitter, or beloved”) and Louisa (meaning “famous battle”).

Symbolism of the name Merissa:

Merissa is either derived from the Hebrew name Mary or from one of the Latin titles of the Virgin Mary, Meris.

Style of the name Merissa:


Gender of the name Merissa:

Merissa is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Merissa:


Number of syllables in the name Merissa:


Emotion evoked from the name Merissa:

Merissa evokes feelings of intelligence and creativity.

Alternative spellings for the name Merissa:

Marissa, Marisa, Merisa, Meryssa

Nicknames for the name Merissa:

Popularity of the name Merissa:

According to the Social Security Administration, Merissa is an uncommon baby girl’s name. Merissa has never appeared in the top 1000 baby names list.

Related names for the name Merissa:

Great middle names for the name Merissa and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Merissa:

  • Merissa Nathan Gerson (American author)
  • Merissa Beddows (American artist and singer)
  • Merissa Kilgore (American bodybuilder)
  • Merissa Porter (American actress)
  • Merissa Czyz (American actress)

Merissa in popular culture:

  • Merissa (television, “Sword of Truth”)
  • Merissa (toys, “Filly” toy line)
  • Merissa Vasquez (comics, “New York Five”)
  • Merissa (video games, “Pokemon” series)