There are several possible explanations of this name's origin. It could be a derivation Mary, originally from the Hebrew name Miryam (meaning "lots of bitterness"). It can also be a variation of the name Maris, which in Latin means "of the sea". Another explanation mentions the combination of Maria and Luisa.
English, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Marisa, Marisela, Marrisa, Marrissa, Marysa, Maryssa
Marissa Jaret Winokur - actress
Marissa Irvin - tennis player
Marissa Piesman - writer
Marissa Ribisi - actress