Driven by success
If your name is Marissa, you are destined to be an executive or manager. Your gregarious nature, quick and intuitive mind, and aplomb in all situations give you the people skills you need to manage and organize the efforts of others. You appreciate quality—in your work, in the work of others, and in material things. This appreciation of quality and the finer things in life drives you towards seeking financial success and causes to you have an ambitious, goal-centered personality. You want the best that life has to offer, and you have the talents and ambition to make it happen. Success is clearly in your sights, and you are clearly honed in and moving in that direction.
One of your most unique abilities is that of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the details. So, as you manage your team, you always keep both firmly in mind and you are able to keep your team focused and on-task. You are always able to see everyone’s individual talents and abilities and the best way to coordinate them so that they work synergistically together. In this way, you are able to coax the most of out of each individual and the group as a whole.
Believe it or not, Marissa is related to the Germanic name Ludwig (meaning “famous warrior)! The Latinized form of Ludwig was Ludovicus, which led to the French form of Louis. The Spanish form of Louis was Luis, which led to the female form Luisa. The creative combination of Maria (meaning “beloved” or “drop of the “sea”) and Luisa in Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese led to Marisa, which in turn led to the variant spelling Marissa (particularly in the United States).
Marissa found its way to popular usage in the United States in 1963. It climbed the popularity charts quickly and was in the Top 100 by 1989. The peak of Marissa’s popularity came in 1994 and 1995, when it hit #53 on the charts. It has since declined in popularity, having been replaced by newer “M” names such as Mackenzie.
There are numerous celebrity Marissas, from all fields of endeavor. Marissa Jaret Winokur achieved great success in the role of Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway musical adaptation of “Hairspray.” She has also appeared on the TV sitcom “Stacked”, among several others. Another famous acting Marissa is actress Marissa Ribisi. From the world of high fashion (with a slight spelling variation on Marissa) is supermodel Marisa Miller, and from the world of sports are figure skater Marissa Castelli and tennis player Marissa Irvin.