Malissa

Malissa - A very unique female name



  Aug 14,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Malissa, meaning honeybee, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1914 on position #1101. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Malissa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Malissa? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Malissa. The baby girl name Malissa was given to 7 baby girls in 2008, ranking #4547 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 220,489 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Malissa peaked in popularity 48 years ago in 1972 on position 557.



Famous with this name

Malissa Lee
Dean Malissa
Malissa Bates


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Malissa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Malissa is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #3,087 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,087.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Malissa is where you live.


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Malissa origin and meaning

Malissa is a 7 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means honeybee. To see famous people named Malissa, pop culture references for the name Malissa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Malissa

We've found the following names that sound similar to Malissa, sorted by popularity.

Melissa / Melisa / Mellissa / Malka / Malaysia / Mellisa / Malika / Malak / Milissa / Malky /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20084547
20065568
20054649
20035200
20013839
20003677
19992986
19982692
19971880
19962134
19952557
19941640
19931765
19921464
19911391
19901342
19891121
19881060
19871030
19861045
19851018
1984928
1983874
1982794
1981772
1980864
1979596
1978711
1977681
1976692
1975685
1974668
1973559
1972557
1971601
1970630
1969591
1968589
1967631
1966693
1965866
19641124
19631544
19621705
19611925
19602056
19581807
19571798
19562296
19512069
19401689
19261452
19241459
19231983
19221744
19211725
19201938
19191386
19141101

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3087

Even more about Malissa


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Malissa a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Malissa?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1972
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Malissa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 220,489
Letter count 7
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1914
2008 births +7

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