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Melissa meaning, origin, history

Name: Melissa No. of characters: 7 Gender: GirlOrigin: English Dutch Ancient Greek Greek Mythology Old Greek
How to pronounce Melissa méli-ssa What does my name mean?
Meanings: A Bee Honey Bee Italian form of Melitta (meaning: bee). Widely known through the sorceress Melissa Ludovico Ariosto's epic in "Orlando Furioso" (1516).

Melissa was ranked 926 in 2015 list of US boys name and dropped by 2.43% from its previous ranking of 904 in 2008. Melissa was ranked 248 in 2015 list of US girls name and dropped by 11.21% from its previous ranking of 223 in 2014.

Full form of Melissa : Middleclass Enterprising Logical Innocent Skilled Subtle Ambitious

Melissa is a very very popular first name for a girl in England & Wales which is popular since 1996 and ranked 221 in 2014. Around 11180 people wear Melissa as their first name. Melissa is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Melissa is a very very popular first name for a girl in United States which is popular since 1947 and ranked 926 (0.000126% bearer) in 2015 in US. Around 753251 people wear Melissa as their first name. Melissa is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare name since 1904 and ranked 926 (0.000126% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 753251 people have Melissa as their first name. Melissa is not a native United States and Melissa may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.210710% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Melissa
YearRankOccurence
Popular girl name in
1947414319
1948306601
1949268780
1950235980
19512261131
19521971442
19531632005
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Expression number of Melissa is 6.

Melissa have a great affection towards creativity, beauty and domestic activities of life. Melissa are trustworthy, honest and behave responsibly. Melissa have tendency to sacrifice their needs for others'.

Names that rhyme with Melissa Abbatissa, Ahelissa, Aissa, Alissa, Allissa, Alyissa, Amarissa, Amerissa, Amissa, Anaissa, Analissa, Aneissa, Angelissa, Anissa, Annalissa, Annissa, Arissa, Arlissa, Arnissa, ArrissaFamous people named Melissa
Melissa Repka in Juno as Miscellaneous Crew
Melissa Chapman in Burt Paxton and the Missing Sapphire as Actress
Melissa Engle in The Girl Next Door as Miscellaneous Crew
Melissa Matthews in Lollipop Man as Actress
Melissa Denise Lopez in Le Coeur Brisé as Actress
Melissa Gilbert in From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter as Actress
Melissa Bidwell in I'm Watching You as Producer
Melissa Aouate in Beowulf as Miscellaneous Crew
Melissa Doss in Uncharted Territory as Make-Up Department
Tromelissa Saytar in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV as Actress
Melissa Sue Anderson, actress,producer
Melissa Gilbert, actress,director,writer
Melissa Lintinger, producer
Melissa Reneé Martin, actress
Melissa Martin, actress,casting director
Melissa Kent, editor,director
Melissa Etheridge, actress,composer
Melissa Joan Hart, actress,producer,director
Melissa Abraham, actress
Melissa Anne Acosta, actress,stunts
Melissa Addams, actress
Melissa Robledo, producer
Names like Melissa Mel, Mela, Melachi, Melad, Meladee, Meladie, Melady, Melah, Melaina, Melaine, Melainie, Melairl, Melakai, Melakhi, Melaki, Melaku, Melan, Melana, Melandie, Melandy
Melissa Namesakes Comments :Melissa is a female first name. The name comes from the Greek . Another form of the name is Melitta . The translation means "bee" or "The honey sweetness". Melissa is a nymph of Greek mythology. Melissa was in charge of raising the god Zeus child, hid on Mount Ida by his mother Rea to escape his father Kronos , who devoured all his children infants to avoid being ousted by one of them, as he had predicted an oracle. Melissa had the task to feed him with honey, while the goat Amalthea suckled him. Also he supervised Amalthea when God broke them by mistake a horn, which became the cornucopia. Melissa is also the scientific name of Melissa , a genus of the mint. It is celebrated on 12 February. - Mao Folger
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