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Not the most attractive of names, especially with the nickname my ancestress carried--Meeley (makes me think of bad bread). She was born in 1807 in Virginia, a slave, and was later freed.
-- srsand1  7/28/2008
In Latin, it possibly means "by sweetness": par (by) melia (sweetness).
-- Athena Nike  8/12/2009
I thought this name was related to Greek meli "honey" also. Pronounced "pur-MEEL-yə", "pur-MEE-lee-ə", "pur-MEL-yə" or "pur-ME-lee-ə". Nicknames, besides Meeley : ), include Perry, Perla, Perlie, Melia, Mel, Pemmy, Pem, Pia, Lia and Mia.

I much prefer it to Pamela. It's more memorable and interesting. The "perm" part makes me think of permanence and eternity.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2009
I think this is such a strange and quirky-sounding name. You could possibly use it today and use the nickname Mel. :)
-- walesgal92  5/8/2010
It sounds too close to permeability.
-- Bazinga  12/25/2011
I've done a lot of genealogy and to me, it seemed to be a fairly common name in the mid to late 1800s in America. I have personally encountered the name Permelia at least 8-10 times. It's not the prettiest name but it's certainly not the worst, especially if you have an open mind about names.
-- GibsonGirl  8/7/2012

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