Melisa

Melisa - A very unique female name



  Jan 27,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Melisa, meaning honeybee, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1953 on position #1667. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Melisa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Melisa? 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 Melisa. The baby girl name Melisa was given to 79 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1644 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 17,889 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Melisa peaked in popularity 47 years ago in 1973 on position 343.



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Melisa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Melisa is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #873 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #2,239.

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 Melisa is where you live.


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Melisa origin and meaning

Melisa is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means honeybee. To see famous people named Melisa, pop culture references for the name Melisa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Melisa

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

Melissa / Malissa / 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
20121644
20111549
20101624
20091793
20081558
20071465
20061318
20051168
2004992
20031025
20021053
20011034
20001013
19991021
1998929
1997885
1996985
1995989
1994898
1993860
1992816
1991766
1990817
1989747
1988584
1987655
1986607
1985533
1984523
1983505
1982482
1981423
1980400
1979353
1978378
1977376
1976370
1975373
1974347
1973343
1972344
1971386
1970410
1969413
1968375
1967424
1966480
1965488
1964589
1963620
1962704
1961859
1960917
19591084
19581076
19571253
19561523
19551611
19531667

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey873
Pennsylvania960
Florida1181
Virginia1287
California1331
New York1448
Illinois1811
Texas2239

Even more about Melisa


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 Melisa 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 Melisa?

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
1973
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Melisa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 17,889
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1953
2012 births +79

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