MELANTHA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: mə-LAN-thə   [key]
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).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Melina, Melinda, Malinda
DIMINUTIVE: Mindy
OTHER LANGUAGES: Melissa, Melitta (Ancient Greek), Melánie (Czech), Melanie, Melissa (Dutch), Mélanie, Mélissa (French), Melanie, Melitta (German), Melissa (Greek Mythology), Melika (Hawaiian), Melánia (Hungarian), Melania (Italian), Melania (Late Roman), Melanija (Latvian), Melanija (Lithuanian), Melanija (Macedonian), Melania (Polish), Melanija (Serbian), Melánia (Slovak), Melanija (Slovene), Melania, Melisa (Spanish)
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