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Melissa Name Meaning

Melissa meaning

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Melissa

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Variant Names of Melissa:

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

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Popularity Rank :

Melissa name was top ranked at 987 position in American during year 1930and most recently ranked at 253 position in American during year 2015

     

Name Melissa has been Most Popular throughout the last hundred plus years and ranked at 69 position. 750755 numbers of people were named Melissa so far in last 100 years. (SSA) More about rank of Melissa

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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.

Melissa Numerology :
Personality No. 9. People with name Melissa desire love & independence. They love arts & music. They are generous, kindhearted, humane & philanthropic. Person with 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

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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

Name Analysis of Melissa

Character Analysis of Melissa : Persons with the name Melissa, have a great deal of self-confidence and are therefore likely to achieve success. They are generally work-oriented Persons who have a plan for everything they do. They are disciplined and have a high standard of honesty, are dependable, serious-minded individuals who need to be practical about all that they do.

Love Life of Melissa : Persons are voracious regarding intimate impulses & want to try everything and love freedom in all respects.

Name Letter Analysis of Melissa

M : Persons are a workaholic! A high-energy workhorse, Persons don't need much sleep and are very healthy

E : Persons are freedom-loving, sensual and enthusiastic

L : Persons are very heady, and tend to over think rather than experience life

I : Persons are a compassionate person who feels things deeply

S : Persons are a real charmer

S : Persons are a real charmer

A : Persons are their own person: ambitious and freethinking

Astrological (Vedic) Aspect of Name Melissa

Acoording to vedic astrology , Rashi for the name Melissa is Simha or Sinh and Moon sign associated with the name Melissa is Leo.

The name Melissa has Fire element. Sun is the Ruling Planet for the name Melissa . The name Melissa having moon sign as Leo is represented by The Lion and considered as Fixed .

Normally, people with the name Melissa keep their promises. They like to live a king size life. Such people stay in their limits and are fearless.

Other name options, having Leo moon sign are name starting with : Ma, Me, Mu, Mi, Mo, Ta, Ti, Tu, Te, To, Mr, Ta, Ts.

Nakshatra (Vedic) of Name Melissa

The name Melissa is suitable for baby born in Magha nakshatra

Magha Nakshatra: "The bountiful"

Lord: Ketu (south lunar node)
Symbol : Royal Throne
Deity : Pitrs, 'The Fathers', family ancestors
Indian zodiac: 0° - 13°20' Simha
Western zodiac 26° Leo - 9°20' Virgo
Other name options, having Magha nakashatra are name starting with : Ma,  Mi,  Mu,  Me.

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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Understanding unique things

When a baby is of age lesser than six months, repeated things occur to him as the same things. After the age of six months, the baby starts understanding the same thing occurring again and again is different.

Nearsighted

Now if you are confused as to what this means, is simply stating that new born babies are able to clearly see things that are close to them. Hence they can only see close things properly. Maximum clear vision is up to 12 inches.

Better immunity with mother’s milk

Babies who are breastfed for up to three months continuously have better immunity and comparatively higher congenital development than other babies who are breastfed for lesser time duration.

Taste buds everywhere

New born babies are known to have taste buds at many places apart from the tongue i.e. the back, roof as well as the sides of the mouth. As they grow up, the sense of taste everywhere apart from tongue loses away!

Fatty baby or bouncy baby?

When babies are born, for the coming next 6 months, their weight doubles up. The reason behind this is that they sleep for about 14 – 15 hours a day and rest of the time they just sit, eat and sleep. Now you know why they double up in weight.


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