Permelia Name Meaning & Origin
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From Latin, meaning "by sweetness". Another form is Parmelia. Some sources give it as a form of Pamela; others as an "American invention". It appears fairly often in American colonial and 19th century records, but seems to have dropped out of sight in the 20th century.
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Permelia Pryor Reed, philanthropist and conservationist
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This was Margaret Mitchell's original choice of name for the character who became Melanie Wilkes in "Gone With the Wind". She also considered Melisande.