Name: Melisende

Origin and Meaning of the Name Melisende

  • Meaning:
    Strong work
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  • Meaning:
    Strong work
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  • Pronunciation:
    (MEH lee sahnd)
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Miscellaneous Info for Melisende

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    English and French speaking countries
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    Old French name from the Germanic 'amalwint'.
    Amal means "labour", and swint "strength".

    It was adopted by the Normans and introduced by them to Britain in the form Melisent.
    The modern English form is Millicent.

    The French spelling is Mélisende, and the modern French form Mélisande.

    It is the name of several historical figures, including the 12th-century queen of Jerusalem, daughter of Baldwin II.

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