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- A diminutive of the female given name Melinda and of Miranda.
- 1999 Ed McBain, The Big Bad City, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0671025694, page 139:
- Her twin daughters were on the playground equipment. Cynthia and Melinda, reduced to Cindy and Mindy, as Carella had dreaded would happen from the moment she named them.