What does Melisande mean?
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 on this name, 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)
Prominent variation forms of Melisande (#unlisted) 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 1970-1979 (usage of 0.3234%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.1521%, down 53%), with versions such as Lisa, Melisa, Malissa, Millicent and Missy becoming somewhat dated. Millie (#505) and Melissa (#224) are two of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this list, and there is a resurgence in baby name popularity for Melissa and Millie. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Melisande and related names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)