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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mə-LIN-də(English)
MEH-leen-daw(Hungarian)
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Meaning & History

Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda [1]. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play Bánk Bán by József Katona.
VariantsLissa, Malinda, Mel, Melina, Missie, Missy, Melantha(English)
DiminutiveMindy(English)
Other Languages & CulturesMelissa, Melitta(Ancient Greek) Melisa(Bosnian) Melánie(Czech) Melanie, Melissa(Dutch) Mélanie, Mélissa(French) Melano(Georgian) Melanie, Melitta(German) Melaina, Melissa(Greek Mythology) Melika(Hawaiian) Melania(Italian) Melania(Late Roman) Melanija(Latvian) Melanija(Lithuanian) Melanija(Macedonian) Melania(Polish) Melanija(Serbian) Melánia(Slovak) Melanija(Slovene) Melania, Melisa(Spanish) Melis, Melisa(Turkish)
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