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Melissa Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Melissa is of Greek origin.

The meaning of Melissa is "bee, honey".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 224  in baby name popularity for girls with 1496 occurrences.    Less than 5 boys were given the name. 

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


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Related 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.

Other Tidbits

Melissa falls into the insect name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Melissa in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Melissa.

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.

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Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

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