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Contributor Contrib.Lucille on 11/24/2016
The first element of this name is derived from the Greek adjective μελανός (melanos) meaning "black, dark", which is the genitive form of the Greek adjective μέλας (melas) meaning "black, dark". The second element is derived from the Greek noun ‘ιππος (hippos) meaning "horse". As a result, the meaning of this name is literally "black horse".With that said, you might want to compare this name with the name Melasippos, which is etymologically related and has the same meaning.Lastly, Melanippos is the name of several characters in Greek mythology.