If Melissa isn’t quite your style, try Missy on for size. While typically a nickname of the latter, Missy has gained popularity as a cool, contemporary first name. It’s short and sassy and perfect for a spirited little girl—a name fit for rappers and M.I.T professors, alike.
- Greek: Honey bee
Rapper Missy Elliot, Athlete Missy Franklin, Actress Missy Peregrym, M.I.T. Professor Missy Cummings