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What does Malissa mean?

Malissa /ma-lis-sa/ as a girls' name. Malissa's root is 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.

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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Maliska, Malisma, ..

(male) Malismat, Malissam, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Malissa for girls. 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, 2014)

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

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

Melissa (#224 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 0.09%, 96.9% 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.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alissa, Allissa, Analissa, Arlissa, Calissa, Calista, Calyssa, Carissa, Carlissa, Dalisha, Dalisse, Darissa, Delissa, Elissa, Ellissa, Falisha, Ilissa, Illissa, Jalessa, Jalisa, Jalissa, Janissa, Jelissa, Jolissa, Julissa, Kalisa, Kalisha, Kalissa, Kalista, Kalyssa, Karissa, Larissa, Maisa, Maisha, Malaysia, Malia, Malicia, Malika, Malina, Malinda, Malisha, Malita, Malitia, Malitta, Malka, Malkia, Maressa, Marisa, Marisha, Mariska, Marissa, Marisse, Maritsa, Marlisa, Marlisha, Marliss, Marlissa, Marlyssa, Marrissa, Maryssa, Maurissa, Mellisha, Merissa, Monalissa, Morissa, Narissa, Parissa, Raissa, Sarissa, Talassa, Talisa, Talisha, Talyssa, Ulissa and Vanissa. These names tend to be less commonly used than Malissa.