Melania
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It is from the ancient Greek root 'melaneos' meaning "black".
-- nlabus  12/22/2004
Also used in Russian.
-- Catra  4/1/2005
Melania Black is Sirius and Reglus Black's Grandmother in the Harry Potter series.
-- Jeana Bradbury  2/20/2006
I think this is Donald Trump's wife's name.
-- xKatiex  12/9/2006
Melania is also the Slovak form.
Name Day: 30th June.
-- Karcoolka  7/24/2007
Nicknames: Mel, Melany, Melina, Lana.
-- Karcoolka  7/28/2007
I like this name, but I would pronounce it mel-ah-NEE-ah. Just like how it's spelled instead of mel-ahn-yah.
-- kool_babe14  5/27/2009
Melanija is the Croatian, Slovene and Serbian form.
-- goricar  3/18/2010
Melania is the Italian (and Spanish) form of Latin Melaena, commonly known to mean, "Black, Dark."
-- Francesca  12/1/2010
Also used in Ukraine. The Name Day is on the 13 of January.
-- Vikosha  1/4/2012
The name Melania is also in use in Georgia, although it is currently a rare name there.

In Georgian, Melania is written as: მელანია.
-- Lucille  6/17/2013
I think I prefer this to the English form Melanie. I know several Melania's here in Brazil. Unfortunately, in English-speaking countries most people will immediately associate this name with Donald Trump's wife. (Nothing against Trump's wife; I can't stand Trump himself.)
-- Buneary  5/22/2016
In the United States this name has almost become synonymous with Melania Trump, wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump - especially now, as it's election season (when will it END?!?!). I'm not exactly a huge fan of Melania Trump, but there have certainly been worse women in the public eye.

That aside, I do think Melania is a lovely name - and I'm not normally crazy about names that begin with "Mel-" (don't like Melanie or Melissa).
-- erb816  10/19/2016
88 baby girls born in the USA (2015) were given Melania.
-- lilolaf  1/26/2017
Melania Trump is a Slovene-American former model and the current First Lady of the United States. She is married to American businessman and 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump.

Born in the former Yugoslavia, she became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and a citizen in 2006. She is the second foreign-born First Lady of the United States, following Louisa Adams in 1825, and the first who is a non-native English speaker.
-- lilolaf  1/26/2017
Georgian form of this name is "Melano" (მელანო)
-- Anonymous User  2/9/2017

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