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Girl Name: Melinda

Name: Melinda
Pronunciation: \m(e)-lin-da, mel(i)-nda\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: sweet
Origin: Latin
Related Names: Mindy
Sounds Like: Melantha, Mallantha
Variant forms: Linda, Lindy, Linnie, Lynda, Maillie, Malina, Malinda, Malinde, Mallie, Mally, Malynda, Mandy, Melina, Melinde, Meline, Mellinda, Melynda
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 223

Description

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.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Melinda.

Popularity

Melinda is a very popular first name for women (#223 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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