Origin and Meaning of the Name Melisande
Miscellaneous Info for Melisande
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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