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Melissa Meaning

    

What does Melissa mean?

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.

The Given Name Melissa

Melissa is a name with class.

This 3 syllable name has a positive vibe and warmth.

Melissa is also great as a middle name.

Melissa falls into the insect name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Melissa George, and Melissa Gilbert.

Melissa Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 253 in baby name popularity for girls with 1273 occurrences. It ranked 13283 in baby name popularity for boys with 5 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 224 in baby name popularity for girls with 1503 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Melissa has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Melissa Name Popularity Page.

Melissa 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.

Famous Melissas

  • Melissa ~ 2 storms
  • Melissa George ~ Actress
  • Melissa Gilbert ~ Actress
  • Melissa Joan Hart ~ Actress
  • Melissa Leo ~ Actress
  • Melissa McCarthy ~ Actress
  • Melissa Reeves ~ Actress

Melissa Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Melissa.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

Children named Melissa are often impassioned and angelic but most of all they are read more >>

Melissa 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.