Melina Name Meaning & Origin

Melina

Pronunciation: meh-LEE-nə (key)

Origin of the name Melina:

Feminine form of the Greek melinos (quince-yellow), which is from mēlon (quince, apple).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

LIna, Mela

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Nicknames for Melina

Mel, Lina, Mela, Meli (pronounced MEH-lee), Mina, Nina, Nana, Mimi

Meanings and history of the name Melina

The name Melina can be found in Greece, Cyprus, Iran and southern Italy. Melina is originally a female given name in Greece and Iran, while in Italy is always a nickname. in Greece, Melina can be a nickname as well, usually short form of Magdalene, Melpomene, Simela and less often Amalia. The greek name Melina derives from the noun meli (gr. μέλι), which means honey. In other words, Melina is "the one who is sweet as honey" or "made of honey" - melenia (gr. μελένια), which can also be found in Greece as a female first given name. Others suggest Melina derives from melon (gr. μήλο), meaning "the one who shines like golden-yellow apples".

Famous real-life people named Melina

Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician
Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
Melina Perez, wrestler
Melina Marchetta, Author

Melina in song, story & screen

"Melina" sung by Camilo Sesto in the 70s.

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