Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. MIL-i-sənt  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Gothic name *Amalaswinþa, composed of the elements amals "unceasing, vigorous, brave" and swinþs "strong". Amalaswintha 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.

Related Names

DiminutivesMillie, Milly
Other Languages & CulturesMélisande(French) Amalasuintha, Amalaswinþa(Gothic) Melisende(Medieval French)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022