If You Like Melissa, You Might Love...

Melissa is a favorite girls' name from the 80s and 90s that at this point is overused. Here are some possible substitutes.

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  • Marisa

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    A name made famous by Marisas Berenson and Tomei, never became as saturated as its cousin Melissa, so still a feasible choice. Read More 

  • Marissa

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    Pretty feminissima name that never became as overused as cousin Melissa. The more streamlined Maris is a more modern sounding option.

    Namesakes include Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo!.Read More 

  • Melania

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    The current Mrs. Donald Trump, Slovenian model Melania Knauss, brought this pretty version to the fore. Saint Melania was an heiress who freed thousands of slaves. Read More 

  • Melantha

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    The th sound both softens and complicates this Melanie relative. Read More 

  • Melisande

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    This old-time fairy tale name is rarely heard in the modern English-speaking world, but it's so, well, mellifluous, that it would make a lovely choice for a twenty-first century girl--a... Read More 

  • Melora

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    Euphonic hybrid of the sounds of Melissa and Laura. Melora Hardin is an actress who was featured on The Office.Read More 

  • Millicent

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    Combining the mild and the innocent, this sweet and feminine name is worthy of a comeback, in the mode of Madeline and Cecilia. Its original, also attractive form is Melisende, which came from... Read More 

  • Nerissa

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    An offbeat possible replacement for the overused Melissa and Marisa, Nerissa was used by Shakespeare for Portia's witty confidante in The Merchant of Venice. Queen Elizabeth has a cousin... Read More 

  • Selena

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    Selena is smooth, shiny, and sensual, a nineteenth-century name that found new life in the Latino community, following the biopic of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, starring Jennifer... Read More 

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