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What does Melisanda mean?

Melisanda Pronunciation of Melisanda [melisan-da] as a name for girls is of Greek and Old French origin, and Melisanda means "bee; honey; brave strength". Melisanda is an alternate spelling of Melissa (Greek). Melisanda is also a variant of Millicent (Old French): Norman name.

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


Melisanda has 1 variant: Melisande.

3 more relations via Melissa, Millicent: Melisa, Melisent and Melisha.

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Middle name pairings:
Melisanda Cali (M.C.), ..

How popular is Melisanda?

Melisanda is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Melisanda is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Melisanda (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Melissa (#253 via latest list), Millicent and Melisa. Other variants, like Melisha, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Melisanda was widespread 5 decades ago (average #620) and is now much lower (#1417, 97.3% less usage), with forms like Melisa becoming somewhat outmoded. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melisa, Melissa, Millicent in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Melisanda is pronounced similarly to Malisande, Malissande, Melesande, Melisandra, Melisandre, Melissande, Melissandre, Mellisande and Melysande. Other recommended names are Belinda, Celinda, Corisanda, Delinda, Malinda, Marianda, Melana, Melania, Meleana, Melicent, Melida, Melina, Melinda, Melinde (see Melinda), Mellinda, Mellisent, Melusina, Melusine, Melynda, Melyssandre (see Melisande), Meranda, Miliana, Milisent, Miranda, Selinda and Velinda. These names tend to be more commonly used than Melisanda.

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