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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΜελινα 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.
VariantsLissa, Malinda, Mel, Melinda, Missie, Missy, Melantha English
DiminutiveMindy English
Other Languages & CulturesMelissa, 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 SpellingMélina

Categories

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