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What does Melisande mean?

Melisande Pronunciation of 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". Also form of Millicent.


ASSOCIATED WITH strength, greek, bee, honey (beautiful)


VARIANTS Lisandra, Malisande, Malissande, Malyssandre, Melesande, Melisandra, Melisandre, Melissande, Melissandre, Mellisande, Melysande, Melyssandre

OTHER FORMS VIA MELISSA Melisa, Melisanda, Melise, Melisent, Melisse



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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?

Prominent variation forms of Melisande (NOT RANKED) are Melissa (#297 FROM RECENT DATA), Millicent (#1730) and Melisa. Other variants, like Melise, are seldom used. These relations of Melisande were favored as birth names 48 years ago (USAGE OF 1.7%) and are now much less conventional (USAGE 0.1%, DOWN 95.7%), with versions such as Melisa becoming somewhat dated. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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 sound-alike 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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