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Malissa meaning and name origin
Malissa \m(a)-lissa, mal(is)-sa\ as a girl's name is a variant of Melissa (Greek), and the meaning of Malissa is "bee; honey". The source form Melissa: mythology: the name of a princess of Crete who was changed into a bee after she learned how to collect honey. See Melissa for more on Malissa. The baby name Malissa sounds like Mallissa, Malicia, Melisse, Melisa and Melessa. Other similar baby names are Calissa, Jalissa, Kalissa, Marissa, Marlissa and Malisha.
Popularity of Malissa
Malissa is a very popular first name for women (#1124 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (1990 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Malissa for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Malissa with its source form and related girl baby names.