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Names starting with Mel

Melaena - Latin form of Greek Melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
Melbourne - English surname transferred to forename use, composed of the Old English elements mylla "mill" and burne "stream," hence "mill stream."
Melisizwe - African Xhosa name meaning "leader of the nation."
Melite - From the Greek name for the country of Malta, from the Greek word meli, meaning "honey."
Melchior - Early Christians assigned names to the three Magi ("wise men from the east") who visited the baby Jesus. They are mentioned but not named in the bible; Melchior is one of them. It is composed of the Hebrew elements melech "king" and or "light," hence "king of light." The other two names are Balthasar and Casper.
Melkedoodum - Native American Algonquin name meaning "conceited."
Mélanie - French form of Latin Melaena, meaning "black, dark." 
Melinda - Modern English compound name composed of Mel- (from Melissa ("sweet") or Melanie "black, dark") and Linda "serpent," hence "black/dark serpent" or "sweet serpent." 
Mellony - Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark." 
Melvin - English name of uncertain origin, possibly an altered form of Melville, meaning "bad settlement." 
Melitta - Variant spelling of Latin Melita, meaning "honey."
Mélissa - French form of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
Meletê - Greek name meaning "practice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three original Muses, before their number was increased to nine. 
Melisa - English variant spelling of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
Melody - English name derived from the vocabulary word, meaning "melody."
Melina - Greek name derived from the word méli, meaning "honey."
Melia - Short form of English Amelia, meaning "work."
Melany - Variant spelling of English Melanie, meaning "black, dark."
Melania - Italian and Spanish form of Latin Melaena, meaning "black, dark." 
Melba - From the surname of a 19th century singer who took the name from the city of her birth, Melbourne, Australia, meaning "mill stream."
Melodia - Chamoru name meaning "melody; song."
Melyssa - Modern English variant spelling of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap."
Melville - Scottish surname of Norman French origin, transferred to English forename use, from the name of various places in Normandy called Malleville, meaning "bad settlement."
Melita - Latin form of Greek Melite, meaning "honey."
Melpomenê - Greek name meaning "choir." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.
Mele - Hawaiian name meaning "song." Also used as a Hawaiian form of Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Melisande - Modern French form of Old Norman French Melisende, meaning "strong worker."
Meleager -  Latin form of Greek Meleagros, meaning "pheasant." 
Melisent - Norman French form of Teutonic Malasintha, meaning "strong worker."
Melusine - German legend name of a fresh-water spirit believed to reside in sacred springs and rivers, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog." Melusine is depicted as being like a fish or serpent from the waist down. 
Melika - Hawaiian form of Greek Melissa, meaning "honey-sap." 
Melle - Breton form of English Mary, meaning "obstinacy, rebelliousness" or "their rebellion." 
Melantha -  English name thought to probably be an elaborated form of the Greek word anthos, meaning "flower." 
Melchiorre - Italian form of biblical Melchior, meaning "king of light."
Melaina - Variant spelling of Greek Melaine, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
Melqart - Persian form of Phoenician Milk-Qart, meaning "king of the city." In mythology, this is the name of the tutelary god of Tyre. Some believe Melqart began as a sea god.
Melisende - Variant spelling of Norman French Melisent, meaning "strong worker."
Melicent - Variant spelling of English Millicent, meaning "strong worker."
Melaine - Greek name derived from the word, melaina, meaning "black, dark." In mythology, this is the name of a Naiad Nymph of springs.
Melva - Feminine form of English Melvin, meaning "bad settlement." 
Melor - Modern Russian name composed of the first letter of each of the following: Marx, Engels, Lenin, October, Revolution.
Melusina - Variant spelling of German Melusine, meaning either "wonder" or "sea-fog."
Meleagros - Greek name derived from the word meleagris, meaning "pheasant." In mythology, this is the name of the son of Althaea and Oeneus.
Melek - Turkish name meaning "angel." 
Mel - Unisex short form of English names beginning with Mel-.
Melech - Anglicized form of Hebrew Melek, meaning "king." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Micah.
Mellan - Variant spelling of Irish Meallán, meaning "little lump."
Melvyn - Variant spelling of English Melvin, meaning "bad settlement." 
Melveen - Feminine form of English Melvin, meaning "bad settlement." 
Meliora - Modern English name derived from the Latin word meliora, meaning "always improving."
Melchor - Spanish form of biblical Melchior, meaning "king of light."
Mel - Unisex short form of English names beginning with Mel-.
Melek -  Hebrew name meaning "king." In the bible, this is the name of the second son of Micah. In use by the Armenians.
Melanie - English form of French Mélanie, meaning "black, dark." 
Melete - Latin form of Greek Meletê, meaning "practice." In mythology, this is the name of one of the three original Muses, before their number was increased to nine. 
Melissa - Greek name derived from the word melissa, meaning "honey-sap." In mythology, this is the name of a nymph who cared for Zeus in his infancy.
Melpomene - Latin form of Greek Melpomenê, meaning "choir." In mythology, this is the name of the muse of tragedy.

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