Melania: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Melania

Melania

Pronunciation: meh-LAH-nyə (key)

Origin of the name Melanie:

Derived from the Greek Melaina, which is from the root melas (black, dark). The name was made popular through its association with two 5th-century Roman saints, a grandmother and granddaughter remembered for their piety and good works for the poor.

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Mela, Melanie

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Of Greek origin, meaning black or dark.

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St. Melania the Elder, Christian ascetic
St. Melania the Younger, granddaughter of the above, monastic
Melania Trump, model and socialite, wife of Donald Trump (born Melanija Knavs, anglicized to Melania Knauss)
Melania Grego, Italian water polo gold medalist
Melania Dolorico, Philippine film director

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