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.

Categories

animals, black, colors, food, insects, nature, sweets
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), 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
  United States
2016
  Austria
2014
  Bosnia and Herzegovina
2015
  France
2015
  Netherlands
not
ranked
2016
  Sweden
not
ranked
2015
  Switzerland
2013