Meaning and name origin
Melisande \m(e)-lisan-de, mel(i)-sa-nde\ as a girl's 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 is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Melisande and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Melissa (#224) and Millicent. (2014 statistics).
Melisande is also pronounced similarly to Melisanda. Like Melisande, this name is not commonly used.