Melisande: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Melisande

Melisande

Pronunciation: MEH-li-sahnd (key)

Origin of the name Melisande:

Variant of Millicent, derived from the obsolete Old High German Amalswinth, a compound name composed of the elements amal (work) and swinth (strength): hence, "strong and industrious."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Melisende, Millicent

Looking for the perfect name? Try the Name MatchMaker to find the perfect baby name for you!

NameVoyager

US Popularity of Melisande Over Time

Sister & Brother Names

Know a Melisande? What are her siblings named?

Contribute your knowledge to the name Melisande

Comments and insights on the name Melisande: | Edit
Share what you know!
Personal experiences with the name Melisande: | Edit
Share what you know!
Nicknames for Melisande: | Edit
Share what you know!
Meanings and history of the name Melisande: | Edit
Share what you know!
Famous real-life people named Melisande: | Edit
Share what you know!
Melisande in song, story & screen: | Edit

Mélisande is a title character in the symbolist play "Pelléas et Mélisande" by Maeterlinck. Several musical works have been inspired by this play, including incidental music by Gabriel Fauré and Jean Sibelius, a symphonic poem by Arnold Schoenberg, and most famously, an opera by Claude Debussy.

Melisande is the name of the captivating villainess of Jacqueline Carey's "Kushiel" series.

No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
No Way
Definitely
74
No Way
Definitely

Smart?

78
No Way
Definitely

Sexy?

61
No Way
Definitely

Friendly?

76
No Way
Definitely

Creative?

71
No Way
Definitely

Strong?

59
No Way
Definitely

Young?

78
No Way
Definitely

Sophisticated?