Melissa name meaning
Babynology >> Greek Baby Names >> Meaning of name Melissa
 

Melissa Name Meaning

Name

Melissa

   

Meaning of Melissa

Bee, Honey

Melissa Name Origin

Greek
Melissa name origin
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.
Your Opinion About Melissa Name
Cute Name
Unique Name
Popular Name
More About Greek Name : Melissa
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 Hiatt
is an American professional wrestler and valet, better known by her ring name, Missy Hyatt. She gained the majority of her fame while working for World Championship Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling. She also briefly worked for the World Wrestl
 
Names that Match
While we are discussing the concept of first name-last name compatibility, here is another important perspective that you should consider. The first name you choose should match your last name. For instance, "John Smith" and "Robert Jones" are ....More..
 

Greek Girl Names

Easy Pronunciation for Easy Retention
For many years now, there has been a trend among parents to make up a name to further enhance their baby's unique identity. This is not an unwise idea. Many of the names used today were made up hundreds of years ago and did not necessarily have a specific meaning. The only problem ....More..
 
List of Greek baby names, Greek baby boy names (male), girl names (female) & Greek names meanings has been compiled from various resources. Please use this list of Greek baby names only for reference/idea to name your kid/child. Database of baby names has been compiled from various references and suggestions provided by our web site visitors and resources partners.
Meaning of Melissa in Greek origin/culture for Girl name with history and fame details.