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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mə-LAN-thə
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Meaning & History

Probably a combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the suffix antha (from Greek ανθος (anthos) "flower"). John Dryden used this name in his play 'Marriage a la Mode' (1672).
DiminutiveMindy
Other Languages & CulturesMelissa, Melitta(Ancient Greek) 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) Melanija(Serbian) Melánia(Slovak) Melanija(Slovene) Melania, Melisa(Spanish) Melis, Melisa(Turkish)

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