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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIL-i-sənt
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Meaning & History

From the Germanic name Amalasuintha, composed of the elements amal "work, labour" and swinth "strong". Amalasuintha was a 6th-century queen of the Ostrogoths. The Normans introduced this name to England in the form Melisent or Melisende. Melisende was a 12th-century queen of Jerusalem, the daughter of Baldwin II.

Related Names

VariantMelicent
DiminutivesMillie, Milly
Other Languages & CulturesAmalasuintha(Ancient Germanic) Mélisande(French) Melisende(Medieval French)

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