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12/3/2014, 12:28:19 AM Mike C update #89
2/12/2007, 1:03:40 AM Mike C earliest recorded revision

GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MIL-ə-sənt

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.