Melanie Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Melanie:
Derived from the Greek Melaina, which is from the root melas (black, dark). The name was made popular through its association with two 5th-century Roman saints, a grandmother and granddaughter remembered for their piety and good works for the poor.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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The black one. Dark.
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Melanie Griffith, American actress
Melanie Mayron, American actress best known for her role in the TV series "Thirtysomething"
Melanie Lynskey, New Zealand-born actress best known for her roles in "Heavenly Creatures", "Coyote Ugly", "Two and a Half Men", and "Detroit Rock City"
Melanie Thernstrom, American author
Melanie, American pop singer best known for "Brand New Key" (born Melanie Safka)
Two of the Spice Girls had this name: Melanie Brown "Scary Spice" and Melanie Chisholm "Sporty Spice"
Melanie Martinez, a singer/songwriter who is famous for her debut album Crybaby and being a contestant on The Voice
- Melanie in song, story & screen
Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, character in "Gone With The Wind"
Melanie Carmichael, character in "Sweet Home Alabama"
Melanie Brodie, character on '80s teen series Degrassi Junior High
Melanie Stryder, character in "The Host" by Stephenie Meyer
Melanie Martinez, singer and songwriter
Melanie Gustoffson, character in "Grumpy Old Men"
Melanie Daniels, character in "The Birds"
"Melanie", song by Guster
"Melanie", song by Weird Al Yankovic
"Melanie Layton", a character on Days of our Lives