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752k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Melissa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Bee
  • #69 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188033330
188140400
188241410
188342420
188448480
188545450
188658580
188734340
188840400
188946460
189042420
189131310
189234340
189353530
189452520
189541410
189630300
189735350
189835350
189947470
190040400
190134340
190240400
190335350
190424240
190530300
190622220
190738380
190827270
190933330
191047470
191131310
191242420
191347470
191452520
191567670
191664640
191754540
191863630
191949490
192059590
192166660
192268680
192351510
192453530
192555550
192646460
192745450
192843430
192942420
193056560
193144440
193262620
193351510
193443430
193563630
193656560
193789890
193885850
19391161160
194095950
19411411410
19421551550
19431891890
19441771770
19451861860
19461981980
19473193190
19486016010
19497797790
19509799790
19511,1311,1310
19521,4421,4420
19532,0072,0070
19542,0582,0580
19552,4152,4150
19562,5362,5279
19572,7782,7780
19583,3393,32811
19593,6413,63011
19604,4244,4159
19614,9094,9009#95 girl name
19626,3226,31210#68 girl name
19637,3457,32025#61 girl name
19648,3358,31718#53 girl name
196510,59510,56926#38 girl name
196614,29214,25537#22 girl name
196718,41818,37543#9 girl name
196821,79221,73161#5 girl name
196923,09423,02569#5 girl name
197023,81323,74370#7 girl name
197123,94523,87075#7 girl name
197222,58122,49784#7 girl name
197322,56222,48478#6 girl name
197422,25522,16986#7 girl name
197524,25624,16492#4 girl name
197625,18125,09388#3 girl name
197726,97626,88492#2 girl name
197828,43328,332101#2 girl name
197934,17834,049129#2 girl name
198031,76931,631138#4 girl name
198128,10328,00697#5 girl name
198225,96925,860109#5 girl name
198323,57323,472101#6 girl name
198421,96921,88683#8 girl name
198520,04519,96085#11 girl name
198617,74517,66184#12 girl name
198717,74317,66974#13 girl name
198816,61516,54273#16 girl name
198915,27915,20277#19 girl name
199014,04513,99649#20 girl name
199113,36913,34227#20 girl name
199211,74811,70939#24 girl name
199310,25310,22132#30 girl name
19948,8228,79725#31 girl name
19957,8977,87621#35 girl name
19967,1837,16815#42 girl name
19976,6976,67720#44 girl name
19985,3745,35519#59 girl name
19994,8474,82918#64 girl name
20004,5364,5288#71 girl name
20014,1574,14512#74 girl name
20023,7743,7668#80 girl name
20033,5093,5018#96 girl name
20043,3383,3317#99 girl name
20053,0913,08011
20062,8962,8915
20072,5062,5006
20082,5222,5157
20092,3332,3330
20101,9461,9460
20111,7051,7050
20121,7681,7680
20131,5871,5870
20141,4961,4960

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 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Melissa" ranks #13 in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 141 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1984. Across the entire United States a total of 21,969 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 exquisite, who could argue?

L is for little, the little things you do.

I is for ideals, no higher!

S is for select, as few are chosen.

S is for sensitive, another side shows.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

Your name in reverse order is "Assilem". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Leassim". 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.

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 gulf coast area? 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 her 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, and dancer with the most prominent portion of her 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, and equestrienne with the most prominent portion of her 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 her 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 her 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 her 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 Jan 6, 1957

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 Ireland approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

Name poster for Melissa

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