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What does Mellisa mean?

Mellisa Pronunciation of Mellisa [mel-lisa] as a girls' name is a Greek name, and the name Mellisa means "bee; honey". Mellisa is an alternate spelling of Melissa (Greek).

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


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

10 more relations via Melissa: Mallissa, Melicia, Melise, Melisha, Melisse, Melitta, Mellie, Melly, Milli and Millie.

Creative forms:
(female) Maylisa, Melsa, ..

(male) Mellig, Melmis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mellisa Haleigh (M.H.), ..

How popular is Mellisa?

Mellisa is a very popular first name for females (#1030 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mellisa entered the list in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #875 in the U.S. in the 1970s, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Malissa, Melisa, Melissa (#253 from recent data), Mellie and Millie (#477) are the popular varying forms of Mellisa. Usage of these relations of Mellisa was more pronounced among parents during the years 1970-1979 (average #887) and has become much lower since (#1455, 96.2% less usage), with versions such as Malissa becoming less trendy.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Allisa, Bellina, Bellissa, Bellita, Cellina, Delisa, Dellina, Dellis, Dellise, Felisa, Helisa, Hellia, Heloisa, Jelisa, Kellina, Lellia, Malika, Malisha, Malkia, Mallina, Marlisa, Meelia, Melaina, Melia, Melida, Melina, Melita, Mella, Mellba, Melli, Mellicia, Mellina, Mellinda, Mellisha, Melvina, Merlina and Telisa. These names tend to be less frequently used than Mellisa.

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