Melissa meaning

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(person, proper) A feminine name: dim. Missy.
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A plant of the Melissa genus, especially lemon balm, often used medicinally.
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(Greek mythology) Bee-nymph in Greek mythology.
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A female given name. Popular in the latter half of the 20th century.
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Origin of melissa

  • From Late Latin melissa, from Ancient Greek μέλισσα (melissa, “bee") (because the plant attracted bees).

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  • In Ireland it is sometimes used as a feminine form of the Gaelic male name Maoilíosa "servant of Jesus".

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