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What does Malissa mean?

Malissa Pronunciation of Malissa [malis-sa] as a girls' name has its root in Greek, and the name Malissa means "bee; honey". Malissa is a version of Melissa (Greek).

Associated with: greek, bee, honey (beautiful).


Malissa has 7 variants: Melesa, Melessa, Melisa, Meliza, Mellisa, Melosa and Molissa.

7 more related forms via Melissa: Mallissa, Melicia, Melise, Melisha, Melisse, Melitta and Missy.

Creative forms:
(female) Malisi, Malisma, ..

(male) Maliser, ..

Middle name pairings:
Malissa Samiyah (M.S.), ..

How popular is Malissa?

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)

Malissa entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #487 in the U.S. then, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malissa name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Malissa outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Melissa (#253 from recent data), Missy, Mellisa and Melisa are the popular related forms of Malissa. These relations of Malissa reached the height of their popularity during 1970-1979 (adoption of 2.85%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.08%, 97.4% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Malissa, Melisa, Melissa, Mellisa, Missy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melissa outside U.S.