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Quick Facts on Marisol

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 792
Simple meaning:
Our Lady of Solitude

Characteristics of Marisol

  • Humanitarian
  • Community-minded
  • Family-oriented
  • Loving
  • Affectionate
  • Compassionate
  • Sensitive

Etymology & Historical Origin - Marisol

Marisol is a Spanish name with three possible etymologies. Some believe it to be the combination of María and “sol” (the Spanish word for “sun”); while others maintain it’s an abbreviated form of Our Lady of Solitude (María de la Soledad) in reference to the loneliness and solitude Mary experienced while her son Jesus lay in his tomb (prior to the resurrection). Lastly, and this is likely folk etymology (but it works), Marisol could be an invented name from “mar y sol” which in Spanish means “sea and sun”. Given the devout Catholic beliefs of most Spanish-speakers, however, we believe that Marisol probably developed as a pet form in honor of Nuestra Senora de la Soledad. The name has primarily been used by Spanish-speakers or those of Spanish descent.

Popularity of the Name Marisol

This “sunny” or "solitary" name (depending on your interpretation) first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1962 and she very quickly saw substantial rises in popularity. We’re certain this was influenced by a Spanish singer-actress of the 1960s in Spain named Josefa Flores González but who was better known simply as Marisol. She was one of the most popular icons of her day, and Spanish-speaking Americans took to her lovely name with enthusiasm. Marisol advanced about 700 positions up the charts in nine short years. During this period (1962-1970), Marisol may have garnered more interest with the 1967 United States release of an Italian spaghetti western film “A Fistful of Dollars” starring Clint Eastwood. In the movie, Marisol is the damsel in distress rescued by the “The Man with No Name” (played by Eastwood). Marisol has held pretty firm at moderate levels of usage since the 1960s, although she seems to be in decline at the moment. In 2005, the American Girl series launched a Latina-American doll named Marisol but she hasn’t improved the usage of this relatively underused name. Marisol is a graceful and modestly unassuming name while maintaining a lovely lyrical and poetic quality.
Popularity of the Girl Name Marisol
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Marisol

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Marisol

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Marisol

    Marisol We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Marisol.

  • Popular Songs on Marisol

    Popular Songs on Marisol

    Marisol - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Marisol.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Marisol

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Marisol

    Marisol (Gary Soto) - From the American Girl Today series. Marisol Luna is a lively 10-year-old girl who was born to dance. She's a fourth-grader who lives with her loving parents in a busy and largely Hispanic neighborhood in the heart of Chicago. Marisol goes to school (where she is a Two-Square champion) takes care of her cat, plays with the kids in her neighborhood, and takes dance lessons. Mexican folkdance is her favorite type of dance--and where she really shines--but she's been exposed to some jazz and a little tap. She's also taking ballet, but she's new to it and a little impatient with its rigors. Her attitude towards ballet changes only slightly when she meets a wonderful new neighbor. Miss Mendoza is a former Rockette who gently reminds Marisol that ballet is worth working hard at, because it's the basis for all serious dance. The upsetting news that her family is moving out to the suburbs is made worse when Marisol learns that the dance studio in her new neighborhood has closed. No tap. No ballet. No Mexican folkdance. She may have to take karate lessons! Instead, with the help of new friends, resourceful Marisol finds a way to keep dancing. Recommended for ages 7-11.

    Marisol and Magdalena (Veronica Chambers) - Marisol and Magdalena are mejores amigas - best friends - who live in Brooklyn. They have grown up with their extended families, a group of colorful, eccentric relatives who are forever trying to reach the girls the ways of Panama, their native land. For Marisol, a Latinegra - a black and a Latina - child, life is especially challenging as she tries to balance several heritages. When Marisol's mother sends her to live in Panama with her abuela, the move puts Marisol's American values to the test, and also tests her friendship with Magdalena. But going to Panama also presents an opportunity for Marisol to search for her father, Lucho, a man she has never met. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Marisol and the Yellow Messenger (Emilie Smith-Ayala) - When Marisol is eight, her father is killed and she and her mother and little brothers have to flee the bright, warm world of Latin America and go to North America. Marisol feels confused and isolated in the northern, wintry place that is not yet home. Every day she thinks longingly of her dead father and the world she left behind. But one night Marisol has a special dream. She sees her mother's mother, weaving an endless cloth with every color of the world in it. They show her that her father is both with them and with her, in the wind and the stars. The next evening when a tiny yellow bird flies in out of the bitter cold, Marisol knows why it has come. Marisol's story explores the issues of loss, identity, and the resurgence of joy. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald No Combina (Monica Brown) - Bilingual edition. My name is Marisol McDonald, and I don’t match. At least, that’s what everyone tells me. Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don’t even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess—she’ll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together. Unfortunately, they don t always make sense to everyone else. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can t she just be one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn’t match. And that s just fine with her. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Marisol

    Famous People Named Marisol

    Famous People Named Marisol - Marisol (Spanish actress and singer); Marisol Escobar (French sculptress of Venezuelan descent); Marisol Malaret (first Puerto Rican woman to be crowned Miss Universe); Marisol Maldonado (American model)

  • Children of Famous People Named Marisol

    Children of Famous People Named Marisol

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Marisol - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Marisol.

  • Historic Figures

    Marisol - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Marisol - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Marisol.

Personality of the Girl Name Marisol

Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.

Variations of the Baby Name - Marisol

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