Melinda Name Meaning & Origin

Melinda

Pronunciation: meh-LIN-də (key)

Origin of the name Melinda:

Modern coinage combining the name element Mel with the productive suffix -inda. Alternatively, some believe Melinda is an elaborationn of Linda (beautiful).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Lindy, Malinda, Mel, Mindy

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Nicknames for Melinda

Mindy, Mel, Melin, Lindy, Mandy, Minda, Linda, Melli, Millie, Mellie

Meanings and history of the name Melinda

Greek - Gentle One/ Honey

Famous real-life people named Melinda

Melinda Gates, wife of Bill Gates
Melinda Clarke, American actress
Melinda Doolittle, American singer/American Idol contestant
Melinda Saxe, American magician
Melinda Culea, American actress
Melinda Dillon-America actress best known as the mother in A Christmas Story

Melinda in song, story & screen

Melinda Gordon, lead character of Ghost Whisperer, portraid by Jennifer Love Hewitt

Melinda Warren, ancestor of the Charmed Ones on Charmed
Melinda Prudence Halliwell, character of the televison show "Charmed", the only daughter of Leo Wyatt and Piper Halliwell, youngest child of her and her older brothers; Wyatt, oldest,and Christopher " Chris", middle child.

"Face of Melinda" a song by Opeth
Melinda Sordino, the main character of the YA novel 'Speak' by Laurie Halse Anderson
Melinda and Melinda, a 2005 American film
Melinda Warner, Medical Examiner on Law and Order:SVU
Melinda Bobbin, a character in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Melinda May, S.H.I.E.L.D. operative in Marvel Comics and the T.V. show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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