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'Melaina' is one of Aphrodite's names, under which name she was venerated in nocturnal rituals. 'Mela-', then, refers to the night.
-- stefandetrez  4/26/2005
Two famous bearers of this name are American actress Melanie Griffith and Austrian psychoanalyst Melanie Klein.
-- alberto  6/7/2005
Melanie is the name of Scarlett's friend and Ashley Wilkes' wife in "Gone With the Wind." It is classic, sweet, pretty and has a Southern belle quality to it.
-- tmarie  6/17/2005
Melanie is also commonly used in Germany.
-- Enomis  6/24/2005
Based on the Latin name "Melania" and brought to Britain in the Middle Ages. Melanie's composure goes with a lively sense of fun.
-- HoneyBee_xx  9/8/2005
My name is actually Melanie. My mother actually named me for Scarlett's "friend" Melanie (Melanie was really Scarlett's cousin I think) and I am from the south (North Carolina to be exact). How's that for irony? But as far as the name references to other people in history, my middle name is Renee, which usually means born again. Go figure.
-- melmel79  10/4/2005
Melanie was not Scarlett's cousin. Melanie was Ashley's cousin. Unlike the Scarlet spelling above, Miss O'Hara's name was spelled with two Ts. She was not named after the color but a family name.

I like to think that Margaret Mitchell chose the name Melanie for that character because of the significance of the meaning "black, dark." Her character was meant to be symbolic of the gentlest aspects of the Old South (Scarlett of the fiercer, more passionate sides) and since those were the aspects that died with the war, the character of Melanie died trying to have a child. In other words, she died trying to make part of the Old South live on. The meaning of "black, dark" can be symbolic of all of this - death, mourning, etc.

Melanie is my mother's name. She is not named after the character of Melanie Hamilton Wilkes but I like to think that she is. She is like the character of Melanie in many ways. The character's nickname was Melly. My mother's nickname is spelled Mellie because my grandmother grew up in a community where "ie" spellings were just more popular in general.
-- Gwenllian  2/8/2006
Actually, Melanie didn't die from giving birth to a child, she died much later from being frail and sickly all the time. I am not trying to be rude but I just wanted to point that out :)
-- Ryry1996  6/13/2011
In Gone with the Wind, although Scarlett and Melanie were not cousins, they were sisters in law, as Scarlett's first husband was Melanie's brother and Scarlett had a child with him.
-- ollyar  11/10/2011
Two members of the Spice Girls were named Melanie - Melanie B and Melanie C.
-- Anonymous User  12/21/2005
This is the name of Ariel's daugter from Walt Disney's Little Mermaid 2.
-- Lakota_so_italian  1/24/2006
Actually Ariel and Eric's daughter was named Melody, not Melanie. Although Melody did have her father's black hair.
-- Randee15  1/26/2006
This name is often used in Germany. I'm actually from Germany and I remember a few kids when I was younger called Melanie there. Melanie is often shortend to Mel (Mel.B, Mel.C) and people call me Melli a lot for short. I've read another meaning for Melanie somewhere else: 'Lady Of The Night'. I like the meaning of this name.
-- mellimoon  2/23/2006
Melanie (from All Saints).
There was a singer in the 70's (or 80's) called Melanie and that is who my mother named me after. Melanie Safka, another singer. Melanie Griffith, another celeb.
-- mellimoon  2/23/2006
This name is very beautiful. It's very gentle and laid-back, in my opinion.
-- websurfer  3/31/2006
I have always liked the sound of this name. It is feminine but not weak. It is pretty. Not overly used or fadish either.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
I believe that the name Melanie isn't limited to black or dark, but rather black or dark skinned. The beginning of the name 'Melan' comes from the word melanin meaning: a substance that gives the skin its color (also called pigment).
Other themes related to black or dark, would seem to make sense. I suppose it would depend on the culture of the person that had the name.
-- Anonymous User  5/23/2006
Such a lovely name, I just love it!
-- LittleLilly  8/16/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Melanie here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
Melanie came onto the top 1000 list during the 1940's and rated the highest during the 1970's and 1980's and still remains on the top 1000 list, just not as high anymore.
-- Anonymous User  9/20/2006
Melanie is an awesome name for a girl, I love it.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2006
In terms of Melanie nicknames, Mel has gotten a bit too prevalent. I'm in favor of bringing back Melly, a la Melanie Hamilton Wilkes.
-- Marauder  11/9/2006
One of the children in My Parents are Aliens (or what the series is called in English) is named Melanie, but just wants to be called Mel.

Mel C and Mel B. Ah nostalgia.
-- honungspinglan  1/7/2007
According to a Greek woman I used to know, "Melanie" means "honey," not "dark" or "black" as everyone seems to think. I trust what this woman told me, because she spoke fluent Greek (and was Greek).
-- Anonymous User  1/9/2007
I love the name Melanie because of the Gone With The Wind Character, and also a really cool friend of mine. I am struck by the irony of the fact that as I type this I'm watching the scene in The Outsiders movie where Ponyboy reads from the book.
-- YMPvt  3/11/2007
Melanie Wills, the vocalist of One True Thing. She also did vocals on a few of the songs by From Autumn to Ashes, "Autumn's Monoluge" being one of them.
-- xKatiex  6/26/2007
Melanie is also the Czech form. Name Day: 30th June.
-- Karcoolka  7/24/2007
Weird Al has a song called Melanie.
-- merchmelly  12/4/2007
Melanie "Mel" Bush, one of the Doctor's companions on "Doctor Who".
-- FMRadio  12/29/2007
Reese Witherspoon starred as Melonie Carmichael in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama".
-- Patricia Underwood  2/3/2008
I quite like the name Melanie, it's pretty. My mother was called Melanie Christina, and she hated it, and would ignore anyone who called her Melanie, so everyone called her Tina. I wouldn't name any of my children Melanie though, as a middle name, due to the fact that my mother hated it, I'd use Christina or Tina as the middle name.
-- SuicuneGem  3/9/2008
Czech pronunciation is "ME-lah-ni:ye".
-- Karcoolka  4/25/2008
Name Day celebrated 30th of June in Czechia.
-- MaggieSimpson  5/7/2008
I personally prefer the sound of meh-LAHN-ie to mel-AH-nie. The second is a bit childish, while the first can be youthful, but it can also be older.
-- themoongirl  7/2/2008
I love this name! It is really pretty. This name makes me think of a lovely girl with dark hair blowing in the wind. I also really liked Melanie from Gone with the Wind.
-- bananarama  8/17/2008
In Angela Carter's dark and bizarre novel, The Magic Toyshop, the main character, Melanie, comes to terms with her own sexuality.
-- Veronica_Mignon  8/17/2008
One of the cutest girl names EVER! LOVE IT!
-- wildm330  8/27/2008
There's only one word that comes to mind when I hear this name: BEAUTIFUL.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
Melanie Stryder is one of the main characters in The Host by Stephenie Meyer.
-- amethyst_pianist17  9/27/2008
This name makes me think of a girl who is serious and generous with inner strength. It's a very good name in my opinion. It also helps I've only ever met one person names Melanie.
-- britto08  3/21/2009
When I hear this name I picture the most beautiful girl in the room. Melanies are usually very pretty.
-- gigilin23  5/31/2009
Beautiful! A delicate name, yet so strong at the same time! Love it! (:
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2009
I've known many Melanies in my life and while I liked most of them, I can't help but associate this name with Melanie's Mall. It sounds like a name for a snobby, stuck up girl.
-- slyboots  11/15/2009
This name also has roots in Greek Mythology. "Melania" was another name for Demeter, the goddess of the earth. She had a beautiful daughter, Persephone, who had to spend four months of the year with her kidnapping husband, Hades, which gave rise to the seasons (Demeter’s sadness withers the earth while her daughter is taken away to the underworld and her happiness returns in the spring). For this, “dark beauty” is another meaning applied to this beautiful name.
-- blueMnM415  2/21/2010
So pretty =D
-- Chrila96  8/13/2010
Melanie Safka (usually professionally known as Melanie) is a singer/songwriter/musician. Some of her most famous works are "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" and "What Have They Done to My Song, Ma." She was very popular during the late 1960s and early 1970s. She is also an official UNICEF ambassador.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2010
Melanie was the name of Sam's twin sister from iCarly. Though Melanie was only in one episode (iTwins) she was mentioned twice in two other episodes.
-- lakin5  11/11/2011
What an awesome name! It is a very strong, solid professional name for a girl.
This name makes me think of a sly, tall gorgeous intelligent brunette girl! It is mature yet modern, it is like the new Catherine! :D
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2011
This is my name and I've never liked it. First of all, it seems as though most people don't consider the meaning of the name when choosing it for their child. The name means "dark"... why is it that any Melanie's I meet are bubbly blondes? And secondly, I LOATHE the nickname "Mel". It's a boy's name and instead of rolling off the tongue (as a name should-in my opinion) it just kinda comes out the mouth and falls flat.
-- Anonymous User  12/12/2011
I love this name, I think it looks and sounds beautiful.
As I was reading through the comments I thought, 'That's funny if I ever have a baby girl I would call her Melanie Rose!' and, 'Yes I agree that mel isn't the most amazing nickname, and you couldn't shorten it to nie, but if it really bothered you, you could always shorten it to Annie.'
-- PhoebeMelie  4/9/2012
I like the name Melanie because of its meaning (dark/black) and the delicate but melodious way it rolls off the tongue. I would like to add it to my list but I feel like it's too common a name. :s
-- MerraDelp  7/23/2012
Melanie is a very good name choice. You can't go wrong with it. It isn't overly popular which is good, but it isn't unheard of either.10 out of 10 from me!
-- Liv07  11/17/2012
Melanie is my name. I like it because its solid and not too popular. Better than Melissa I feel.
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2013
This name reminds me of summer and happy girls, I really like it.
-- Skylar_Arianna  5/22/2013
My friend is Melanie. I was told by a Greek man that it means "Queen of the night". A bit more of a romantic interpretation but basically the same idea... of the night/dark.
-- MaxineXXX  1/27/2014
I love this name! The only misgiving I have with it is that it could easily lead to mocking nicknames - "Smelly Melly" or "SMELL-anie."
-- Meadow  3/2/2014
Melanie Martinez, an American singer and songwriter.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  8/21/2014
Although Mel or Mellie are common nicknames for Melanie, I was always nicknamed Lanie pronounced LAY-NIE.
-- Mcallahan  10/3/2014
This name is just SO cute and beautiful! It's a little common but I don't care. I just really like this name.
-- BuyBeerOrPayTheRent  10/6/2014
The name Melanie is stunning and elegant! I just ADORE the sound of this name! It's so darling! Xx ^_^ A good name for a sibling of Melanie is the cute, girly name Melody. :D.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  12/5/2014
I absolutely DETEST this name!
It sounds soppy, wet at 100% Sissy!
Melanie is up with the other names I hate:
Melissa, Janet, Joan, Lily, Martine/a and Laura.

Very sorry to people who are named any of them, it is just my opinion.
-- Rosalba  12/14/2014

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