Name: Melisande

Origin and Meaning of the Name Melisande

  • Meaning:
    Strong work
  • Origin:
  • Meaning:
    Strong work
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  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (MEH lee sahnd)
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Miscellaneous Info for Melisande

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  • Used in:
    English and French speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Variant of the Old French name Melisende. It is of Germanic origin, from 'amalwint'. Amal means "labour", and swint "strength".
    Some, though, also associate it with the Greek name Melissa (honey-bee), or with the Greek 'melanos', meaning "black".

    The French spelling is Mélisande.
    The name Mélisande was popularized in France by the opera "Pelléas and Mélisande" of Claude Debussy in 1902.

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