Name: Melinda

Origin and Meaning of the Name Melinda

  • Meaning:
    Blending of 'mel' and 'inda'
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (meh LEEN dah)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Melinda)
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Miscellaneous Info for Melinda

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Modern name, formed with the first syllable of names such as Melanie or Melissa, with the addition of the popular suffix -inda.

    Some believe it to be a blend of specifically Melanie and Linda, a Spanish name meaning beauty, others see it as an elaborated form of Linda.
    The Greek word 'meli' meaning "honey" is also thought of as a possible origin.

    The name was mainly in literary use before the 1840s, when it came into regular use as a first name.

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