Quick Facts on Melina
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Characteristics of Melina
Etymology & Historical Origin - Melina
Melina is an invented name, primarily an elaboration on any name with the “Mel” prefix (Melinda, Melissa, Melanie, etc). The Greek μελι (meli) means "honey". Melina also means “delight, delicious” in Latin. Melina and Méline are both popular names in France in particular and since we think of the French as people with fine taste, Melina becomes even more attractive. Possible diminutives and pet forms could include Mo, Mel, Mindy, Mina or Lena.
Popularity of the Name Melina
Melina has had a fairly lackluster career on the American female naming charts. The name did appear once in the 19th century (1885), but at such low levels of usage it was hardly detectable on the charts. For all intents and purposes, Melina did not stick to the charts until the late 1980s, so we consider this moniker a relatively modern one for American parents. It’s gone from obscurity to very low-mild usage making her a unique choice for parents. Two famous name bearers: Greek actress Melina Mercouri (1920-1994) and Greek-American actress Melina Kanakaredes known for her role on CSI: New York. Melina is a lovely name with a feminine sensibility. It’s a solid alternative to the much more familiar names Melanie or Melissa. It’s simple and pretty without being too fancy or pretentious. Given the name’s etymology, Melina is also a “sweet” name for any sweet baby girl.
Popularity of the Girl Name Melina
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Melina
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Melina
Melina We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Melina.
Popular Songs on Melina
Melina - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Melina.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Melina
Melina - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Melina.
Famous People Named Melina
Famous People Named Melina - Melina Kanakaredes (actress); Melina Mercouri (actress)
Children of Famous People Named Melina
Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Melina - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Melina.
Melina - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Melina - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Melina.
Personality of the Girl Name Melina
The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.
Variations of the Baby Name - Melina