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Melinda meaning and name origin
Melinda \m(e)-lin-da, mel(i)-nda\ as a girl's name is pronounced ma-LIN-dah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Melinda is "sweet". Modern name coined in the 18th century from the word "melitus".
Melinda has 17 variant forms: Linda, Lindy, Linnie, Lynda, Maillie, Malina, Malinda, Malinde, Mallie, Mally, Malynda, Mandy, Melina, Melinde, Meline, Mellinda and Melynda.
For more information, see also the related name Mindy.
Baby names that sound like Melinda are Melantha and Mallantha.
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Popularity of Melinda
Melinda is a very popular first name for women (#223 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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