Melisa

First Name
19k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Melisa mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Melisa

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M is for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

E is for encouraging, thanks for the motivation!

L is for love, your love of life!

I is for intuitive, others should trust your instincts

S is for sensible, the practical side.

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

Notable Persons Named Melisa

They hold the title Miss Turkey 2011 and Miss Turkey. Melisa was born Melisa Aslı Pamuk on April 14th, 1991 in Haarlem.

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Kid Sister is a hip hop music, contemporary r&b, and electronica musician. She has had major accomplishments since 2006. Kid was given the name Melisa Young on July 3rd, 1980 in Markham, Illinois, United States. Kid is also known as Young and Melisa.

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Melisa Cantiveros-Francisco is a former reality show contestant, actor, presenter, actress, and host. She has been prominent since 2009. Melisa was born on April 6th, 1988 in General Santos. Melisa is also known as Melai, Isay, and Melisa Cantiveros-Francisco.

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Melisa Sözen is an actress. Melisa was born on July 6th, 1985 in Istanbul.

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Melisa Wallack is a screenwriter and film director. Melisa was born in 1968 in Wayzata, Minnesota, US.

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Sunsun is a house music singer-songwriter and performing arts. Sunsun was given the name Melisa Sunsun Morgan .

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1948 5 5 0
1949 5 5 0
1950 6 6 0
1951 13 13 0
1952 25 25 0
1953 27 27 0
1954 25 25 0
1955 37 37 0
1956 50 50 0
1957 71 71 0
1958 101 101 0
1959 118 118 0
1960 140 140 0
1961 157 157 0
1962 216 216 0
1963 261 261 0
1964 276 276 0
1965 372 372 0
1966 387 387 0
1967 482 482 0
1968 578 578 0
1969 527 527 0
1970 556 556 0
1971 583 583 0
1972 638 633 5
1973 637 637 0
1974 619 619 0
1975 549 549 0
1976 545 545 0
1977 559 554 5
1978 554 554 0
1979 661 661 0
1980 566 566 0
1981 516 516 0
1982 428 428 0
1983 385 385 0
1984 376 376 0
1985 379 379 0
1986 328 328 0
1987 298 298 0
1988 337 337 0
1989 272 272 0
1990 264 264 0
1991 265 265 0
1992 266 266 0
1993 236 236 0
1994 217 217 0
1995 197 197 0
1996 190 190 0
1997 231 231 0
1998 214 214 0
1999 196 196 0
2000 213 213 0
2001 216 216 0
2002 200 200 0
2003 228 228 0
2004 253 253 0
2005 188 188 0
2006 189 189 0
2007 163 163 0
2008 153 153 0
2009 134 134 0
2010 129 129 0
2011 132 132 0
2012 125 125 0
2013 110 110 0
2014 83 83 0
2015 69 69 0
2016 72 72 0
2017 74 74 0
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Melisa

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Popularity of Melisa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Melisa

  • How Popular is the name Melisa? Melisa is the 1,744th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Melisa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,672 babies born with the first name Melisa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Melisa to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Melisa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1948 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Melisa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Melisa is Friday, November 12th, 1875.
  • What year had the most people named Melisa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Melisa was in 1979 with a total of 661 babies.
  • Random Melisa Factoid: According to the 1970 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Melisa is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 20 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1970.
  • Weird things about the name Melisa: Your name in reverse order is Asilem. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mlseai. 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).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.