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The name Melissa is of Greek origin, and means bee.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Melissa has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Melissa
Use of the Name Melissa for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
726,641 713,801 326,809 51,029 19,163 6,758 3,271
The table below indicates the number of times the name Melissa has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Melissa
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188027433  
188125640  
188227641  
188327642  
188427948  
188529945  
188627458  
188737034  
188838440  
188935546  
189039042  
189146931  
189246934  
189337253  
189439252  
189544841  
189656230  
189749535  
189853935  
189942747  
190053740  
190152734  
190250540  
190355335  
190471924  
190565030  
190678722  
190762936  
190875327  
190970033  
191061447  
191178531  
191277542  
191377147  
191481152  
191580168  
191685664  
191795154  
191890763  
1919    
192095959  
192193164  
192288469  
1923    
1924    
1925    
1926    
1927    
1928    
1929    
193098756  
1931    
193289762  
193396751  
1934    
193587363  
193691856  
193771789  
193874886  
1939640115  
194071496  
1941593141  
1942595156  
1943549188  
1944539179  
1945534185  
1946567198  
1947460320  
1948315601  
1949276776  
1950240977  
19512291,128  
19522011,441  
19531632,010  
19541702,058  
19551502,412  
19561502,529  
19571472,777  
19581293,323  
19591263,630  
19601094,417  
1961954,897  
1962686,313  
1963617,315  
1964538,319  
19653810,564  
19662214,247  
1967918,365  
1968621,72394560
1969523,01291470
1970723,73096070
1971723,86394375
1972722,47488084
1973622,47791977
1974722,15686586
1975424,16986992
1976325,07488689
1977226,87488093
1978228,305848102
1979234,027763129
1980431,610748138
1981527,98091596
1982525,838846110
1983623,466874101
1984821,87897983
19851119,95599485
19861217,649  
19871317,653  
19881616,516  
19891915,207  
19902013,989  
19912013,339  
19922411,697  
19933010,212  
1994318,791  
1995357,865  
1996427,158  
1997456,669  
1998595,351  
1999644,823  
2000714,514  
2001744,138  
2002813,753  
2003963,487  
20041003,271  
Totals:  726,641 1,640

During the last 125 years, parents have used Melissa as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are slightly lower than actual counts because the name Melissa appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 115 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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