? asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 6 years ago

Which of these 2 names do you prefer and why?

Melissa or Marissa ?

12 Answers

  • 5 years ago


  • 6 years ago

    Marissa sounds better and not as common as Melissa

    But overall both nice names

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago


    I only met a few and they were all very sweet.

    I have met many Melissa, a lot of them where very mean.

    Due to a few of the people I knew named Melissa, I would never used the name.

  • 6 years ago

    Marissa because I think it's less common and I like the sound of it. I would consider nicknames as well. Do you prefer being called "Mar" or "Mell"? Overall I prefer the name Marissa.

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  • layla
    Lv 7
    6 years ago


    To me it's lighter-sounding and prettier

    I prefer Marisa (ma-REE-sa) to Marissa (ma-RISS-a)

  • 6 years ago

    Marissa. Less common.

  • 6 years ago

    Marissa. I think it sounds nicer and it's a little less common.

  • Clem
    Lv 4
    6 years ago

    I prefer Marissa because it is prettier and more unusual.

  • Tulip
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    I like Melanie better

  • 6 years ago

    Melissa is cute but Merissa would be something new. i havent heard it

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