MELINDA
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: mə-LIN-də   [key]
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.
Related Names
VARIANTS: Melina, Malinda, Melantha
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)
Popularity
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