Given Name MELINA

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English, Greek
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μελινα (Greek)

Meaning & History

Elaboration of Mel, either from names such as MELISSA or from Greek μελι (meli) meaning "honey". A famous bearer was Greek-American actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994), who was born Maria Amalia Mercouris.
VARIANTS: Lissa, Malinda, Mel, Melinda, Missie, Missy, Melantha (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Mindy (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Melissa, Melitta (Ancient Greek), Melisa (Bosnian), Melánie (Czech), Melanie, Melissa (Dutch), Mélanie, Mélina, Méline, Mélissa (French), Melano (Georgian), Melanie, Melitta (German), Melaina, Melia, 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)
SAME SPELLING: Mélina

Categories

animals, black, colors, food, insects, nature, sweets
Entry updated December 8, 2017