Meaning and Name Origin
Malissa \m(a)-lissa, mal(is)-sa\ as a girls' name. Malissa's root is Greek, and the name Malissa means "bee; honey". Malissa is a derivative of Melissa (Greek); mythology: the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she found out how to collect honey. A moderately scarce given name for girls.
Malissa▼ has 23 more related forms via Melissa: Lisa▼, Mallissa, Mel, Melicent, Melicia, Melisanda, Melisande, Melise, Melisent, Melisha, Melisse, Melitta, Mellicent, Mellie▼, Melly, Milli, Millicent▼, Millie▲, Millisent, Millissent, Milly, Missie and Missy▼.
Malissa is a very popular first name for females (#1124 out of 4276, Top 26%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Malissa for girls. Malissa reached its apex rank of #486 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Malissa and related names. Popular related forms of Malissa ranked in the Top 1000 are Melissa (#224 last year), Millie (#505), Lisa (#750), Missie, Missy, Millicent, Mellie, Melisa and Mellisa. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become much less popular since, with forms such as Lisa, Missy, Millicent, Melisa and Malissa falling out of style. Millie (#505) and Melissa (#224) are two of the more trendy birth names here, with Melissa and Millie undergoing a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)