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Melissa meaning

Name :

Melissa

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Gender :
Feminine
Meaning of Melissa :

Origin of name Melissa :
Greek
Melissa Numerology :
Personality No. 9. People with the name Melissa desire love & independence. They love arts & music. They are generous, kindhearted, humane & philanthropic. Person with name Melissa having 9 as Personality number love traveling & teaching but hate restraint. They are bold, functional, broadminded & spiritual. They have will power & are determined , but are impulsive, contentious, ill-tempered, rebellious & impatient too. More Numerology
Variant Baby Names of Melissa:

Malissa, Melessa, Melicia, Melisha, Lisa, Malissa, Mallissa, Mel, Melesa, Melessa, Melicent, Melicia, Melisa, Melisande

Rhyming Names of Melissa: 
Melissa with popular Greek Surnames:

Melissa Miranda,   Melissa Christodoulou,   Melissa Maria,   Melissa Costa,   Melissa Kaya

Popularity Rank :

Melissa was ranked top 987 in American in year 1930 and most recently ranked 253 in American in year 2015 More about rank of Melissa

Names Similar to Melissa :

The feminine name Melissa is Greek in origin and means “bee”. The name was used for a nymph in Greek mythology that cared for young Zeus. It was also given to a fairy from Ludovico Ariosto’s poem “Orlando Furioso,” who helps the character Rogero escape from the witch.


The name has been in use since the 18th century as an English given name. There are many notable people with the name, like Melissa Errico the American singer.

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

Famous Name Melissa

  • Melissa Belote

    is a former backstroke swimmer from the United States, who won three Gold medals as a fifteen-year old at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. One of those Gold medals came in the 100m Backstroke, where Belote defeated her American teammate and record holder Susan Atwood.

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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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  • What does the name Melissa mean? :

    Baby girl name meaning Bee, Honey in Greek. Melissa also named in American, Australian, British, Chinese, Danish for girl . We have received lots of suggestion from our website users on baby names. We are thankful for all the contribution on meaning of girl name Melissa. What does the name Melissa mean in other origin if you know then please suggest. Further suggestion or detail on what is the meaning of name Melissa. History of name and famous personality with Melissa will help to update our database and other website users.

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