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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Malissa name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Lisa, Malissa, Melisa, Melissa, Mellie, Mellisa, Millicent, Millie, Missie, Missy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lisa, Melissa, Millie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Calissa, Jalissa, Kalissa, Malicia, Malika, Malisha, Marissa and Marlissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malissa.