Traits associated with the name Melissa:

Dogs named Melissa tend to be loving, industrious, and loyal. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Melissa?

It suggests that you have a fondness for the name Melissa and may have a sentimental attachment to it.

Is Melissa a good dog name?

Melissa has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Melissa isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Melissa is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Melissa was, in the past month, the 3521st most viewed dog name on

As of March 2024, Melissa is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Melissa was viewed 39 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Melissa's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

As you can see, this name is not particularly common across the United States.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Melissa.

Most popular breeds named Melissa:

  1. Chow Chow
  2. Shih Tzu
  3. Dachshund
  4. Cocker Spaniel
  5. German Shepherd

Melissa is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popular in the 70s, this moniker's popularity has since waned significantly.

Dog names like Melissa:

Song Tune
Woman Of Magdala
Gift from God.
Mighty in battle
Melissa dog name meaning

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