Melisande Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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.
Melisande from Enid Blyton's Adventures of the Six Cousins