Melissa
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
mə-LIS-ə
Meaning
Honey bee
More info about the name "Melissa"

Melissa means "honey bee" in Greek. In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph. She discovered honey and taught people how to use it. Later on, bees received the name after her. Melissa was also used in Ariosto's Orlando Furioso, as the name of a good witch. It has been used as an English name since the 18th century.

Popularity of the Name Melissa
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Famous Melissas

Melissa Joan Hart - actress
Melissa Etheridge - musician
Melissa Gilbert - actress
Melissa Archer - actress
Melissa Chan - writer
Melissa Cleary - writer
Melissa Dye - musician
Melissa Fuller - writer
Melissa George - model
Melissa Graham - musician
Melissa Keller - model
Melissa McCarthy - actress
Melissa Rivers - actress
Melissa Sagemiller - actress

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