US Popularity:5371
Meaning:Bee; Honey bee
Born from the word mélissa, Melisa is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "bee" or “honey bee.” Formed from meli, the Greek word for “honey,” this variation of Melissa is a beauty worthy of the ancient gods. Named for the nymph who discovered the favored nectar, Melissa is also attributed to the nurturing spirits called the Melissae, who nursed the infant Zeus. Across the pages of Greek mythology, the Melissae are depicted as protectors and divine messengers that embody the goodness of nature. For your little one, Melisa is sure to be an enriching source of inspiration, while reminding them always of your absolute adoration.

Melisa Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Melisa is currently #3284 on The Bump
Girl:Melisa is currently #2239 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Melisa is currently #5371 in U.S. births
Girl:Melisa is currently #3061 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 131
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Name Doctor, Melisa

  • Behind the Name, Melisa, December 2022

  • Behind the Name, Melissa, May 2020

  • WordSense Dictionary, Melisa

  • WordSense Dictionary, Μέλισσα

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 225, 226

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