Melanie

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See also: Mélanie

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French Mélanie, from Latin Melania, the name of two Roman fifth century saints, from Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas, black, dark).

Proper noun[edit]

Melanie

  1. A female given name.
    • 1967 Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop, Virago Press (1994), ISBN 0860681904, page 64:
      'I learn the craft. I'm your uncle's apprentice, Melanie.' - - - She did not quite like the way he kept calling her by her name; there was a humorous inlection on the three liquid syllables as though he found the name funny.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in the English-speaking world in the latter half of the 20th century. Formerly rare.

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Melania, from Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas, black, dark).

Proper noun[edit]

Melanie

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Denmark in the 1990s and the 2000s.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Melania, from Ancient Greek μέλας (mélas, black, dark).

Proper noun[edit]

Melanie

  1. A female given name.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Popular in Germany in the end of the 20th century.