Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mə-LAN-thə  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as Melanie or Melissa) with the suffix antha (from Greek ἄνθος (anthos) meaning "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play Marriage a la Mode (1672).

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesMelisa(Albanian) Melissa, Melitta(Ancient Greek) Melisa(Azerbaijani) Melisa(Bosnian) Melánie(Czech) Melanie, Melissa(Dutch) Mélanie, Mélissa(French) Melano(Georgian) Melanie, Melitta(German) Melaina, Melissa(Greek Mythology) Melika(Hawaiian) Melánia, Melinda, Melissza(Hungarian) Melania(Italian) Melania(Late Roman) Melanija(Latvian) Melanija(Lithuanian) Melanija(Macedonian) Melania(Polish) Melania(Romanian) Melanija(Serbian) Melánia(Slovak) Melanija(Slovene) Melania, Melisa(Spanish) Melis, Melisa(Turkish) Melaniya(Ukrainian)

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   devious   refined   strange   complex   serious  


Entry updated November 20, 2020