Meaning and Name Origin
Melisande \m(e)-lisan-de, mel(i)-sa-nde\ as a girls' name is pronounced MEL-a-sahnd. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Melisande is "animal strength". Also French form of Melissa (Greek) "bee; honey".
For more information, see also the related girl name Millicent.
Melisande has 30 more different forms via Melissa: Lisa▼, Malissa▼, Mallissa, Mel, Melesa, Melessa, Melicent, Melicia, Melisa▼, Melisanda, Melise, Melisent, Melisha, Melisse, Melitta, Meliza, Mellicent, Mellie▼, Mellisa, Melly, Melosa, Milli, Millicent▼, Millie▲, Millisent, Millissent, Milly, Missie, Missy▼ and Molissa.
Melisande is an unusual given name for women. Melisande is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Melisande and related names. Prominent variation forms of Melisande (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Melissa (#224 last year), Millie (#505), Lisa (#750), Missie, Missy, Millicent, Mellie, Malissa, Melisa and Mellisa. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and are now much less widespread, with versions such as Lisa, Missy, Millicent, Melisa and Malissa becoming somewhat dated. Millie (#505) and Melissa (#224) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, with Melissa and Millie enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)