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Melissa

Greek mythological name given to forest nymph that was turned into a bee when caught saving young Zeus from his father, Cronus. Stood out in the top 10 due to the premiere and success of the 1974 to 1983 "Little House on the Prairie" television series, starring Melissa Gilbert and Melissa Sue Anderson. Also influenced by singer and songwriter Melissa Manchester when her debut album was released in 1973. The name has many variations, but most trendy when spelled with "z", "ah", "y" or pronounced with the long "ee" sound. , A Honey Bee

Origin
Greek
Gender
Unisex
Meaning Tags
Beauty
Animal
Variations
Alternative Spellings
Nicknames
Personality
Famous Melissas
Melissa Etheridge (musician/singer)
Sibling Name Ideas
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Names of the 1970s
Names of the 1980s
Top 100 Girl Names of 2004