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The baby girl name Melissa is of Greek origin. Melissa meaning, Melissa popularity, Melissa hieroglyphics, Melissa numerology, and other interesting facts.

The name Melissa is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Melissa is "bee, honey".  

Melissa is generally used as a girl's name. It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Me-li-ssa.

In the U.S. in 2012, it ranked 177  in popular baby names for girls with 1761 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

View the Melissa Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Melissa has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Melissa to other names.


Variants of the name Melissa include Melisa, Melyssa.

The names Jelissa, Melika, Melitta are all forms of Melissa.

Melissa has the diminutive (nickname) Missy.

Melissa falls into the insect name category.

Would you like to fingerspell the name Melissa in American Sign Language?
Then just follow the diagram below.

Just for fun, see the name Melissa in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Melissa in Nautical Flags page.

Looking for something more mystical? Visit the Melissa Numerology page.

Melissa Numerology
Melissa in Hieroglyhics
Melissa in Nautical Flags
Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

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