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Subject: Re: Meaning
Author: Kissy   (guest, 216.77.248.80)
Date: April 4, 2002 at 12:42:23 AM
Reply to: Meaning by Meliny
{ Melanie } Greek: "black" or "dark." Melanie is probably derived from Melanesia, the name of a region northeast of Australia, where people are predominatly darj-skinned. Melanesia literally means "black islands." This name is used not only in the English-speaking world, but also in the Czech Republic, France, and Germany. Another Czech, French, German, Italian, and polish form of the name is Melania, Mel, Melani, Melany, Melenia, Melli, Mellie, Meliny, Melly, Meloni, Melonie, Melony (English); Ela, Mela, Melka (Polish); Melana, Melaniya, Melanka, Melanya, Melashka, Melasya, Milya (Russian); Melena (Slavic)

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