Melissa as a First Name

How Common is the First Name Melissa?

We estimate that there are 722,730 people named Melissa who are currently alive and were born in the United States. Melissa is the 17th most common for women, and the 49th most common overall.

How Old are People Named Melissa?

The average person named Melissa is 42.83 years old.

Is Melissa a Popular Baby Name Right Now?

742 people named Melissa were born in the U.S. in 2023. It was the 409th most popular name for girls, and the 844th most popular overall.

The popularity of Melissa peaked between 1977–1979, when it was the 2nd most popular name for baby girls.

Is Melissa a Boy's Name or a Girl's Name?

Melissa is almost exclusively a female name. 99.7% of people named Melissa are female.

Popularity of Melissa in England

In 2020, Melissa was the 237th most popular name for girls in England and Wales.