Malissa

First Name
9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Malissa

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  • A submission from Mississippi, United States says the name Malissa means "Happy" and is of African American origin.

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Wiktionary
  1. Inessive singular form of mali.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Malissa

Hanns Malissa was a in the fields of analytical chemistry and chemistry education. Hanns was born on October 8th, 1920 in Bruck an der Mur. He breathed his last breath on June 22nd, 2010.

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How popular is the baby name Malissa in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 22 22 0
1881 16 16 0
1882 7 7 0
1883 24 24 0
1884 13 13 0
1885 25 25 0
1886 21 21 0
1887 17 17 0
1888 16 16 0
1889 24 24 0
1890 20 20 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 21 21 0
1893 20 20 0
1894 18 18 0
1895 24 24 0
1896 25 25 0
1897 17 17 0
1898 12 12 0
1899 18 18 0
1900 30 30 0
1901 14 14 0
1902 24 24 0
1903 14 14 0
1904 20 20 0
1905 23 23 0
1906 20 20 0
1907 22 22 0
1908 15 15 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 22 22 0
1911 17 17 0
1912 25 25 0
1913 22 22 0
1914 35 35 0
1915 23 23 0
1916 25 25 0
1917 23 23 0
1918 28 28 0
1919 30 30 0
1920 28 28 0
1921 32 32 0
1922 29 29 0
1923 29 29 0
1924 42 42 0
1925 18 18 0
1926 25 25 0
1927 26 26 0
1928 17 17 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 21 21 0
1931 13 13 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 10 10 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 14 14 0
1936 7 7 0
1937 12 12 0
1938 5 5 0
1939 16 16 0
1940 18 18 0
1941 6 6 0
1942 17 17 0
1943 16 16 0
1944 8 8 0
1945 10 10 0
1946 17 17 0
1947 24 24 0
1948 16 16 0
1949 17 17 0
1950 20 20 0
1951 31 31 0
1952 23 23 0
1953 22 22 0
1954 22 22 0
1955 22 22 0
1956 36 36 0
1957 47 47 0
1958 38 38 0
1959 32 32 0
1960 51 51 0
1961 56 56 0
1962 62 62 0
1963 83 83 0
1964 96 96 0
1965 126 126 0
1966 183 183 0
1967 221 221 0
1968 257 257 0
1969 268 268 0
1970 265 265 0
1971 294 294 0
1972 305 305 0
1973 288 288 0
1974 234 234 0
1975 231 231 0
1976 231 231 0
1977 258 258 0
1978 244 244 0
1979 307 307 0
1980 207 207 0
1981 228 228 0
1982 211 211 0
1983 177 177 0
1984 183 183 0
1985 170 170 0
1986 169 169 0
1987 148 148 0
1988 158 158 0
1989 153 153 0
1990 150 150 0
1991 129 129 0
1992 129 129 0
1993 112 112 0
1994 95 95 0
1995 60 60 0
1996 65 65 0
1997 64 64 0
1998 55 55 0
1999 43 43 0
2000 35 35 0
2001 32 32 0
2002 32 32 0
2003 30 30 0
2004 30 30 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 28 28 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 32 32 0
2009 20 20 0
2010 12 12 0
2011 16 16 0
2012 8 8 0
2013 13 13 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 11 11 0
2016 12 12 0
2017 6 6 0

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Popularity of Malissa as a first name

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Common last names for Malissa

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Wilson
  • Jackson
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Scott
  • Robinson
  • Anderson

Fun Facts about the name Malissa

  • How Popular is the name Malissa? Malissa is the 2,710th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Malissa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,812 babies born with the first name Malissa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Malissa to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Malissa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 22 new born babies.
  • When was Malissa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Malissa is Monday, December 23rd, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Malissa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Malissa was in 1979 with a total of 307 babies.
  • Random Malissa Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Malissa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 11 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Malissa: Your name in reverse order is Assilam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Masials. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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