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Melissa Name Meaning and Origin

Melissa Name Meaning and Origin

Name Meaning

Bee, sweet, honey

Name Origin


Melissa is a Greek name meaning 'bee'. In Greek mythology, Melissa was a nymph who cared for the infant Zeus. The name also connotes sweetness and honey, symbolizing industriousness and productivity.

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Melissa Phonetic Appeal

Name Pronunciation Smoothness:

Melissa has a smooth and melodious pronunciation, making it easy to say and remember.

Name Melody Rating:

The name Melissa has a pleasant rhythm with three syllables, creating a balanced and harmonious sound.

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● Melissa McCarthy

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● Melissa Benoist

Melissa Name Popularity Insights

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Potential Negative Connotations of Melissa

The name Melissa does not have any significant negative associations. It is commonly viewed as a positive and charming name with its associations of bees and sweetness.

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