Mellissa

Mellissa - A very unique female name



  Jan 27,2020      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Mellissa, meaning honeybee, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1961 on position #2242. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Mellissa and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Mellissa? 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 Mellissa. The baby girl name Mellissa was given to 5 baby girls in 2002, ranking #5117 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 299,558 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Mellissa peaked in popularity 41 years ago in 1979 on position 675.



Famous with this name

Mellissa Lydia McBride
Mellissa Barry
Mellissa Flynn


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Mellissa is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Mellissa is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #3,679 - and is the least popular in California at position #3,679.

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 Mellissa is where you live.


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Mellissa origin and meaning

Mellissa is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means honeybee. To see famous people named Mellissa, pop culture references for the name Mellissa and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Mellissa

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

Melissa / Melisa / Malissa / 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
20025117
19993434
19983373
19973310
19962246
19951942
19942386
19932099
19921473
19911463
19901273
19891309
19881100
19871109
19861175
1985882
19841075
1983888
1982864
1981735
1980708
1979675
1978720
1977719
1976893
1975943
1974823
1973798
1972865
1971893
1970764
1969790
1968778
1967822
19661003
19651365
19642514
19631932
19622235
19612242

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
California3679

Even more about Mellissa


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 Mellissa 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 Mellissa?

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
1979
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Mellissa
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 299,558
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1961
2002 births +5

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