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Melissa Name Meaning

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Melissa

   

Meaning of Melissa

Bee, Honey

Melissa Name Origin

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Melissa name origin
In Greek mythology, this was the name of a nymph that saved Zeus from his father, Cronus. Melissa is also the genus name of five herbs in the mint family of plants.The 16th century Italian poet Ariosto used the name for the good fairy who protected Bradam
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The girl's name Melissa is of Greek origin, and its meaning is "bee; honey".

In Greek mythology Melissa is the name of one of the Great Female Warriors who helped save Zeus from his father, Cronus. She hid him in the hills and fed him milk from Amalthea and honey. When Cronus discovered this, he turned her into a Nymph. After Zeus came into power, he changed her into a queen , being able to change her from an insect form.
It is from Greek origin.

It is a name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she learned how to collect honey.
Melissa name comes from the Greek word (melissa),honey bee and from (meli), honey. Compare Hittite melit, honey. In Ireland it is used as a feminine form of the Gaelic male nameMaoilíosa, which means servant of Jesus. Melissa also refers to the pl Derived from the Greek melissa (a bee). The 16th century Italian poet Ariosto used the name for the good fairy who protected Bradamante and helped Ruggero escape from Atlante upon the hippogriff in the poem Orlando Furioso. In Greek mythology, this was the name of a nymph that saved Zeus from his father, Cronus. Melissa is also the genus name of five herbs in the mint family of plants.The 16th century Italian poet Ariosto used the name for the good fairy who protected Bradam
Melissa Name also appears in following Origin(s): Gaelic
Melissa also appears in following countries/origins/languages: American, Australian, British, Chinese, Danish
Famous Name Melissa
Melissa Ingram
is a New Zealand swimming competitor. She won a bronze medal with Lauren Boyle, Helen Norfolk and Alison Fitch in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
 
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