Lyssa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Lyssa

Lyssa

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Origin of the name Melissa:

Derived from the Greek melissa (a bee). The 16th century Italian poet Ariosto used the name for the good fairy who protected Bradamante and helped Ruggero escape from Atlante upon the hippogriff in the poem Orlando Furioso.

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Lyssa can be seen as a variation of Melissa, or Lissa, meaning honey bee.

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Lyssa can be seen as a variation of Melissa or Lissa, meaning honey bee.

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Lyssavirus, a genus of viruses, including the rabies virus (known as the neurotropic lyssavirus).

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Princess Lyssa, from the movie Krull

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