Melissa Name Meaning

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Melissa Name Meaning

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Melissa

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Meaning of Melissa
Bee, Honey
Melissa Name Origin
Greek

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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Variant Baby Names of melissa:

MalissaMelessaMeliciaMelishaLisa, Malissa, Mallissa, Mel, Melesa, Melessa, Melicent, Melicia, Melisa, Melisande

Rhyming Names of Melissa: 

Abbatissa, Ahelissa, Anissa, Carissa, Charissa, Clarissa, Corissa, Corrissa, Delissa, Issa

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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

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Famous Name Melissa

  • Melissa Wu

    an Australian diver who has won silver medals at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships, the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the Beijing 2008 Olympics. Her father is of Chinese descent.Wu began diving only in 2003 after early training in gymnastics. After winning a number of junior and state titles in 2004 and 2005, her first big breakthrough came with a win in the 10m platform at the Australian Open Diving Championships in 2006 where she finished ahead of Olympic medallists Chantelle Newbery and Loudy Tourky. The win earned her a place on the Commonwealth Games team where she won a silver medal on the synchronised 10m platform with Alexandra Croak and finished fifth in the individual 10m platform.

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