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Melissa

There’s a great story with this name: the word Melissa originates from a mythological Greek nymph who fed honey to the infant god Zeus and was later transformed into a bee (cool, right?). While Melissa was very popular from 1960-1980, it has been slowly, but surely slipping out of vogue in more recent years.

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Origin

Nicknames

Lyssa, Lissa

Syllables

3

International Variations

Lyssa, Lissa

Themes

Animal, Exotic, Nature

Alternate Spellings

Melisa

Famous Namesakes

Actress Melissa Joan Hart, Singer Melissa Ethridge, Actress Melissa McCarthy, Actress Melissa Leo, Actress Melissa Gilbert, Singer Missy Elliott

Celebrity Babies

Daughter of Paul Newman, Daughter of Robin Gibb, Daughter of Dinah Shore, Daughter of Joan Rivers

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