Malissa: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Malissa

Malissa

Pronunciation: n/a

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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