Lissa

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Gender: Female Origin of Lissa: African and Arabic mythology name; diminutive of Melissa Meaning of Melissa: Greek, "honeybee"

The name Lissa is a girl's name of Dutch, African origin. Lissa and is often added to lists like Goddess Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

Lissa might be an abbreviation of Melissa, but it's more substantial in its own right: Lissa is the name of a supreme mother goddess in African mythology and an Arabic symbol of rebirth.

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Famous People Named Lissa

Lissa Evans, British TV producer and writer
Lissa Muscatine, American presidential speechwriter
Lissa Lauria, American actress
Lissa Endriga, American TV presenter ("Destination X")

Pop Culture References for the name Lissa

Vasilissa "Lissa" Dragomir, character in the Vampire Academy series
Melissa "Lissa" Daniels, main character from Kody Keplingers "Shut Out"
Lissa Mullan, character in "What's Left of Me" by Kat Zhang
Lissa Miller, character in MTV's "Awkward"
Lissa, character from video game "Fire Emblem: Awakening"
Lissa, character in the second book of the Maximum Ride series
Lissa, island in the Adriatic Sea (aka Vis)