Melanie
Origin/Usage
Greek
Pronunciation
MEL-ə-nee
Meaning
Woman of gloom
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Melanie originates in Greek language and means "woman of gloom". It was the name of several saints and in the English-speaking countries it has been used since the 15th century. It was popularized by the character of Melanie Hamilton in Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind and the subsequent 1939 film. Currently, Melanie belongs among the most popular feminine given names in the United States.

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Famous Melanies

Melanie Doane - musician
Melanie Jackson - jazz artist
Melanie Rawn - writer
Melanie C - musician
Melanie Marois - tennis player
Melanie Griffith - actress
Melanie B - musician
Melanie Blatt - model
Melanie Knauss - model
Melanie Sloan - activist
Melanie Fletcher - published author
Melanie Saint Cyr - jazz artist

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