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Melissa

Olivia Musembi
By Olivia Musembi Senior Content Writer
Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 28 Views | 🔊 16 Pronunciations
✔️ Fact Checked by Selvakumar Mariappan (Technical Specialist)

Gender: Female

Origin: Greek

Meaning: A Bee, Honey Bee

Pronunciation: muh-LISS-uh, /məˈlɪsə/, M AH L IH S AH

Popularity Rank: #291

On this page:

  • 1. Melissa Meaning
  • 2. Melissa Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Melissa
  • 4. Translations of Melissa
  • 5. Melissa Name Popularity
  • 6. Melissa popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Melissa
  • 8. Latest News about Melissa
  • 9. Nicknames for Melissa
  • 10. Melissa Name Poster
  • 11. Names similar to Melissa

Melissa Meaning

Derived from the Greek word 'melissa' meaning 'honeybee'. In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey. The name also symbolizes sweetness and industriousness.

Melissa also means "A Bee, Honey Bee, Sweet and industrious, derived from Greek 'melissa' meaning 'honeybee'".

Melissa is commonly found in United States of America, Italy, France, and 98 more countries.

Melissa Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: muh-LISS-uh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /məˈlɪsə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: M AH L IH S AH

M: Pronounce as in "man" (M AE N)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

IH: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Melissa

Melissa Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Melissa is recorded 171,601 times globally, ranking it as the 291th most common name worldwide.

Melissa is most prevalent in United States of America, with 60,131 occurrences, making it the 53th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Melissa is found among 1 in every 30 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Melissa Popularity by Country

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CountryRankFrequency
United States of America#531 : 30
Italy#3371 : 71
France#3471 : 128
Colombia#2771 : 130
United Kingdom#2251 : 57
Mexico#2651 : 111
Canada#451 : 56
South Africa#2811 : 388
Peru#2271 : 163
Netherlands#1831 : 72
Belgium#1391 : 84
Germany#3481 : 132
Costa Rica#871 : 57
Algeria#6211 : 579
Chile#4541 : 290
Malaysia#7561 : 1,124
Brazil#6621 : 473
Spain#8721 : 473
Panama#1591 : 162
Singapore#3001 : 462
Ireland#2581 : 79
Turkey#1,6291 : 980
Bolivia#5521 : 424
Guatemala#3541 : 296
Switzerland#3801 : 269
Uruguay#4221 : 214
Austria#3281 : 197
Portugal#4091 : 283
Cameroon#5531 : 788
Lebanon#5341 : 401
Jamaica#1101 : 183
Nigeria#2,4271 : 2,958
Philippines#3291 : 656
United Arab Emirates#2,4511 : 3,169
Saudi Arabia#7,8361 : 9,211
Hong Kong#9951 : 1,428
Mauritius#3301 : 407
Sweden#5461 : 408
Kuwait#2,0091 : 3,020
Finland#7111 : 588
Russia#2,6171 : 2,108
Argentina#1,1021 : 1,155
Denmark#4361 : 483
China#4751 : 867
Ecuador#3281 : 395
Luxembourg#2121 : 249
Oman#3,7201 : 4,507
Qatar#2,2161 : 3,368
Morocco#6,6741 : 8,038
Israel#3,8771 : 2,633
Puerto Rico#1831 : 234
Namibia#4431 : 1,147
Tunisia#4,3421 : 5,294
Norway#6101 : 789
Egypt#18,4941 : 23,649
Palestine#4,7651 : 4,150
Taiwan#8461 : 2,813
Japan#8231 : 1,231
Ghana#1,3331 : 2,523
Bahrain#2,4751 : 4,351
Iran#3,3171 : 3,076
Malta#3531 : 411
Albania#1,4701 : 1,259
Macao#1,2501 : 2,259
Kazakhstan#5,7731 : 5,254
Botswana#8371 : 2,294
Croatia#1,0961 : 1,033
Bulgaria#1,8611 : 1,486
Brunei Darussalam#8131 : 2,761
Czechia#1,8671 : 2,643
Angola#1,5121 : 9,148
Estonia#6071 : 494
Iraq#29,9281 : 47,326
Slovenia#1,2941 : 1,225
Syrian Arab Republic#14,6311 : 21,295
India#16,8611 : 36,409
Greece#2,9511 : 4,158
Cyprus#7391 : 1,196

List of countries the name Melissa is rarely found

Melissa popularity in U.S.

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This chart displays the ranking of the name Melissa from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Melissa

📰 Latest News about Melissa

Stay updated with the most recent news about Melissa. Read on to catch up with Melissa's latest headlines

Last Updated: May 27, 2024 06:56 AM (GMT + 5.30)

  • Melissa Gorga, Margaret Josephs and Rachel Fuda are Ruining 'RHONJ' - Collider
    Source: Collider | Published on: May 25, 2024
  • Melissa Gorga Reveals Major Real Estate Plans: "I Need the Best of Both Worlds" - Bravo
    Source: Bravo | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Melissa Gorga Slams Teresa Giudice for 'Sick Statement' About Late Parents - TV Insider
    Source: TV Insider | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Iowa ethics board fines candidate Melissa Vine, former campaign manager for illegal contributions • Iowa Capital ... - Iowa Capital Dispatch
    Source: Iowa Capital Dispatch | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Ethics fine hits U.S. Rep. hopeful Melissa Vine, ex-campaign manager - Des Moines Register
    Source: Des Moines Register | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • The hospital mistakenly added charges to Virginia patient's bill. Then Melissa Hipolit got involved. - CBS 6 News Richmond WTVR
    Source: CBS 6 News Richmond WTVR | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Senate confirms Melissa Dalton as next Under Secretary of the Air Force - Air Force Link
    Source: Air Force Link | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Melissa Barrera Reflects on 'Scream 7′ Firing After Voicing Palestine Support: 'I Was Gaslit' - Just Jared
    Source: Just Jared | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Senate confirms Melissa Dalton as next Air Force Under Secretary - Breaking Defense
    Source: Breaking Defense | Published on: May 24, 2024
  • Melissa Dalton Confirmed as New Air Force Undersecretary - Air & Space Forces Magazine
    Source: Air & Space Forces Magazine | Published on: May 23, 2024

Nicknames for Melissa

Melly, Missy, Lissa, Meli, Mel-Belle, Melsa, Melstar, Mellykins, Melicious, Melody

Melissa Name Poster

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