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Popularity
752k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Melissa

Gender: Girl. Ranked #69 most popular

What does the name "Melissa" mean?

Melissa (Greek): Bee

The name "Melissa" is of Greek origin and it means "Bee". It's a name commonly given to girls. There is 1 other name that is similar to this one.

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

E is for elate, you make others happy.

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

I is for instill, the lesson of life.

S is for select, as few are chosen.

S is for superb, a great attitude about life.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

Your name in reverse order is "Assilem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Elsiasm". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Melissa" in the U.S.?



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Want to know about the populiarty of Melissa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 751,940 babies born with the name Melissa in the United States. That's more than enough Melissas to occupy the country of Equatorial Guinea with an estimated population of 740,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 33 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Melissa" was in 1979 with a total of 34,049 babies. (That's a lot of baby Melissas)

According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melissa" ranks #17 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Idaho. Imagine that, 48 babies in Idaho have the same name as you in 1969. Across the entire United States a total of 23,094 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Melissa popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Melissa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Melissa

Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Joan Hart is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1985 to present. Melissa was born in 1976 in Smithtown, New York, U.S.

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Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott is a rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer, and record producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1990 to present. Missy was born in 1971 as Melissa Arnette Elliott in Portsmouth, Virginia, U.S.

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Melissa Rivers

Melissa Rivers is a television host, producer, actress, equestrienne, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1983 to present. Melissa was born in 1969 as Melissa Warburg Rosenberg in Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

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Melissa Satta

Melissa Satta is a communications expert and television presenter with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Melissa was born in 1986 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Melissa Gilbert

Melissa Gilbert is an actress, director, and producer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1967 to present. Melissa was born in 1964 as Melissa Ellen Gilbert in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Missy Peregrym

Missy Peregrym is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Missy was born in 1982 as Melissa Peregrym in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Past life for Melissa born Jul 30, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1075. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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