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What does Melisa mean?

Melisa Pronunciation of Melisa [melisa] as a name for girls has its root in Greek, and the meaning of the name Melisa is "bee; honey". Melisa is an alternate form of Melissa (Greek).

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


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

13 more alternative forms via Melissa: Lisa, Mallissa, Mel, Melicia, Melisanda, Melisande, Melise, Melisent, Melisha, Melisse, Melitta, Mellie and Melly.

Creative forms:
(female) Melles, Merisa, ..

(male) Melios, Melta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melisa Marleigh (M.M.), ..

How popular is Melisa?

Melisa is a very prominent first name for women (#760 out of 4276, Top 18%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Melisa entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its top position of #381 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Lisa (#749 in 2015), Malissa, Melissa (#253), Mellie and Mellisa are the popular varying forms of Melisa. These forms of Melisa were at the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (average #647) and have become significantly less common since (#1500, 98.3%), with versions like Malissa becoming less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Adelisa, Alisa, Allisa, Belia, Celina, Cerisa, Delia, Delina, Delisa, Delise, Delisha, Deliza, Denisa, Elisa, Felina, Felipa, Felis, Felisa, Felisha, Felita, Helia, Helima, Helisa, Heloisa, Helsa, Ilisa, Jalisa, Jelisa, Julisa, Kalisa, Kelila, Leisa, Malia, Malicia, Malina, Malisha, Malka, Malkia, Marisa, Marlisa, Media, Meica, Meira, Melaina, Melana, Melba, Melida, Melina, Melinda, Mellba, Mellicia, Mellina, Mellisha, Melva, Melvina, Melya, Melyta, Meris, Merissa, Merlina, Milka, Nelia, Nelida, Olisa, Pelia, Renisa, Selia, Selima, Selina, Shelisa, Talisa, Telisa, Velika, Zelia and Zelina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Melisa.

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