Melinda
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Given Name MELINDA
GENDER: Feminine
PRONOUNCED: mə-LIN-də (English), ME-leen-daw (Hungarian)   [details]
Meaning & History
Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play 'Bánk Bán' by József Katona.
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animals, black, colors, insects, Marvel characters, nature, Rugrats characters
Related Names
VARIANTS: Lissa, Malinda, Mel, Melina, Missie, Missy, Melantha (English)
DIMINUTIVE: Mindy (English)
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), 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)
USER SUBMISSION: Mélinda
Popularity
United States  - 
France  ranked #445 
Hungary  - 
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