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Malissa meaning and name origin
Malissa \m(a)-lissa, mal(is)-sa\ as a girl's name has the meaning "bee; honey" and is a variant of Melissa (Greek), mythology: the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she learned how to collect honey.
Malissa has 7 variant forms: Melesa, Melessa, Melisa, Meliza, Mellisa, Melosa, Molissa.
Malissa is also pronounced similarly to Mallissa. Other suggested similar baby names are Calissa, Jalissa, Kalissa, Malicia, Malika, Malisha, Marissa, Marlissa, Melisha and Melisse.
Popularity of Malissa
Malissa is a very popular first name for females (#1124 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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