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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Comments and insights on the name Melania: | Edit

Hello! I had a friend named Melania from Hungry. She has to be one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen up close. She has blue eyes, long blonde hair and is very healthy. She is a cardiac nurse and is very smart and non-judgemental. I loved the name before I met her-as Donald Trump's wife (Melania) was so beautiful. I must say this: Melania never goes by her name- she calls herself "Melanie" because she says no one ever says it right and she wants to make it easy on everyone. People also call her "Mel" which is why I will not name my baby after her.

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Nicknames for Melania: | Edit

Mel, Melly

Meanings and history of the name Melania: | Edit

Of Greek origin, meaning black or dark.

Famous real-life people named Melania: | Edit

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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