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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.mə-LAN-thə
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Meaning & History

Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
DiminutiveMindy
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 Melánia, Melinda Hungarian 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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animals, black, colors, flowers, insects, literature, nature, plants, theatre
Entry updated December 8, 2017