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Pronunciation

məlɪsə

Origin

English, Dutch

Meaning

What a buzz this name has! From the Ancient Greek word for “honey bee”, Melissa was the name of a beautiful nymph, who cared for the father of the gods, Zeus when he was a baby, in Greek mythology. Sweet as honey, and with energy to boot, this is name has strong connections to the natural world, and is a popular but classic name all around the world, including in the UK and Holland.

Rank in the year 2015

Melissa was ranked #540 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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