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Melissa



Origin: Greek

Meaning: from a Greek feminine name meaning "bee".

In Greek mythology, this was the name of a nymph, daughter of a Cretan king, who took care of Zeus when he was an infant, feeding him honey as well as milk. She also taught him the use of honey and beekeeping.


Variants:
  • Melisa
  • Melyssa
  • Melitta 
  • Melina 



Male forms:
  • Melissos (Ancient Greek)
  • Melisseus (Ancient Greek)

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