Origin:Greek
Popularity:5388
Meaning:bee; honey
Born from the word mélissa, Melisa is a girl's name of Greek origin, meaning "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.

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