Given Name MELANTHA

GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: mə-LAN-thə   [details]

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).

Categories

animals, black, colors, flowers, insects, nature, plants
DIMINUTIVE: Mindy
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Melissa, Melitta (Ancient Greek), Melisa (Bosnian), Melánie (Czech), Melanie, Melissa (Dutch), Mélanie, Mélissa (French), 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)