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Melisande

What does Melisande mean?

Melisande Pronunciation of Melisande [melisande] as a girls' name is pronounced MEL-a-sahnd. It is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Melisande is "animal strength". Also French form of Melissa (Greek) "bee; honey".

Associated with: strength, greek, bee, honey (beautiful).

Variations

Melisande has 12 variants: Lisandra, Malisande, Malissande, Malyssandre, Melesande, Melisandra, Melisandre, Melissande, Melissandre, Mellisande, Melysande and Melyssandre.

Related girl name: Millicent.

5 more different relations via Melissa: Melisa, Melisanda, Melise, Melisent and Melisse.

Creative forms:
(female) Melisanie, Melisanja, ..

(male) Melisange, Melisanlen, ..

Middle name pairings:
Melisande Amalia (M.A.), ..

How popular is Melisande?

Melisande is an unusual given name for women. Melisande is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Melisande (not ranked) are Melissa (#253 from recent data), Millicent and Melisa. Other variants, like Melise, are seldom used. These relations of Melisande were favored as birth names 45 years ago (usage of 2.8%) and are now much less conventional (usage 0.1%, down 97.3%), with versions such as Millicent becoming somewhat dated. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Melisa, Melissa, Millicent in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Melissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adelinde, Alisanne, Allisanne (see Alison), Celinde, Corisande, Corissande, Corrisande (see Corisande), Eolande, Ferdinande (see Fernanda), Fernande, Folasade, Iolande, Jolande, Kelianne, Malanie, Malinda, Malinde, Marianda, Mariane, Marianne, Marieanne, Meade, Meghanne, Mehitable, Melaine, Melana, Melanee, Melaney, Melani, Melania, Melanie, Melanney (see Melanie), Melannie, Melany, Meleana, Melene, Melesa, Melia, Melibelle, Melicent, Melida, Melina, Melinda, Melinde (see Melinda), Meline, Melisha, Melita, Meliza, Mellanie, Mellinda, Mellisa, Mellisent, Melonie, Melonnie, Melosa, Melusina, Melusine, Melvine, Melynda, Meranda, Merline, Miliana, Miliani, Milisent, Miranda, Rolande, Salinde, Selinde, Yolande, Yollande and Ysande. These names tend to be more frequently used than Melisande.

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