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Marissa



Origin: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese

Meaning: a variant form of Marisa, a combination of the names Maria and Luisa. Maria is the Latin form of Mary, from Hebrew Miriam, whose meaning is debated; it could mean "sea of bitterness", "rebellious" or "to be disobedient", and "wished for child", though it could have also originated as an Egyptian name from mry or mr meaning "beloved" or "love". Luisa is the feminine form of Luis, the Spanish form of Louis, the French form of Ludovicus from Germanic Ludwig meaning "famous war" or "famous battle".

Marissa could also be an elaboration of Latin Maris meaning "of the sea".


Variants:
  • Marisa (Spanish, Italian, Portuguese)
  • Marisela (Spanish)

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