Meaning of Melissa
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Melissa has the following meaning:
Honeybee. A popular name up until the 19th century, but has since become out-dated.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.
As a baby girl name, Melissa is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 90 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Melissa fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 137 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Melissa in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Melissa is pronounced as muh-lis-sah
Melissa originates from the Greek
See other suggested Greek baby names
The following names are baby names related to Melissa and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Melissa: Boys - Anacletus
, Girls - Danfy
, Both genders - Agnes
Popular Variants for the name Melissa: Malissa
Common nicknames for the name Melissa are: Missy, Mel, Lissa
We think the name Melissa should fall under the following style category: The 70's
See other The 70's names
Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Melissa to be: A sophisticated, well-to-do, but very nice girl
In one word, you might describe Melissa as a(n) "petite
See other "petite" names for boys and girls
The names of some famous persons by the name Melissa
(or its variants) are:Melissa Marie Anderson
, born on 17 August, a famous wrestler. Melissa Marie Anderson's background: An American professional wrestler, better known by her ring name Cheerleader Melissa. Melissa is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling where, under the name Raisha Saeed, she is the manager of Awesome Kong. Melissa is one of the few second-generation female wrestlers. Her father, Doug Anderson, wrestled professionally before her in the early 1980s. Before she took up professional wrestling, Melissa wrestled on her high school's [Paul VI High school] amateur wrestling team. She got her start from her father's former tag team partner Billy Anderson (no relation) and Jesse Hernandez and was trained by them briefly in 1998. Melissa Joan Hart
, born on 18 April, a famous actress. Melissa Joan Hart's background: An American actress and director who is perhaps best known for playing the title roles in two successful television series, Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.