Melissa

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Etymology[edit]

Ancient Greek μέλισσα (mélissa, honey bee) (compare Melissa), which in turn comes from μέλι (méli, honey).

Proper noun[edit]

Melissa f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Lamiaceae – lemon balm.

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μέλισσα (mélissa, bee, honey, or honeybee). In Ireland it is sometimes used as a feminine form of the Gaelic male name Maol Íosa (literally servant of Jesus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /məˈlɪsə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪsə

Proper noun[edit]

Melissa

  1. (Greek mythology) Bee-nymph in Greek mythology.
  2. A female given name from Ancient Greek. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Melissa

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Melissa.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Melissa

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Melissa

Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Melissa f

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Melissa

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Melissa, from Ancient Greek Μέλισσα (Mélissa), from μέλισσα (mélissa, bee).

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Melissa f

  1. A female given name from Ancient Greek, equivalent to English Melissa
  2. (Greek mythology) Melissa (nymph who discovered and taught the use of honey)

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Melissa c (genitive Melissas)

  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Melissa.