Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. mə-LIN-də(English)
MEH-leen-daw(Hungarian)
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Meaning & History

Combination of Mel (from names such as MELANIE or MELISSA) with the popular name suffix inda [1]. It was created in the 18th century, and may have been inspired by the similar name Belinda. In Hungary, the name was popularized by the 1819 play Bánk Bán by József Katona.

Related Names

VariantsLissa, Malinda, Mel, Melina, Missie, Missy, Melantha(English)
DiminutiveMindy(English)
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) 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) Melaniya(Ukrainian)
User SubmissionMélinda

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   refined   serious   nerdy  

Name Days

Hungary: December 2

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Sources & References


Entry updated February 4, 2020