Melania Name Meaning & Origin

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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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.

Hello! Comparing Melania with Melanie I see that "sexy" has the highest score among the attributes for both but that the degree to which that score exceeds the others is greater for Melania. I think that is because when you say it you hold your mouth open wider and longer which is suggestive and inviting, and also because of the special meaning of the sound "ah". What starts with "oo" ends with "ah".

Personal experiences with the name Melania: | Edit

Expecting our 6th baby, her name will be Melania Yesenia LeLiana... Lani for short. We also have Jazmín Yaritza Navejah, Carlos Diangelo Javier, Zuleika Béllén Maari, Elonzo Lorenzo Geovani Luciano, and Mnemozyne Naima Niamora. I think Melania is an ethnic and unique and beautiful name, without being too strange or complicated.

Nicknames for Melania: | Edit

Mel, Melly,Lani

Meanings and history of the name Melania: | Edit

From Mélanie, the French form of the Latin name Melania, derived from Greek μελαινα (melaina) meaning "black, dark". This was the name of a Roman saint who gave all her wealth to charity in the 5th century. Her grandmother was also a saint with the same name.

The name was common in France during the Middle Ages, and was it introduced from there to England, though it eventually became rare. Interest in it was revived by the character Melanie Wilkes from the novel 'Gone with the Wind' (1936) and the subsequent movie adaptation (1939).

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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