Melanie Fortner in the US

  1. #3,481,570 Melanie Fanning
  2. #3,481,571 Melanie Farber
  3. #3,481,572 Melanie Feinberg
  4. #3,481,573 Melanie Fielding
  5. #3,481,574 Melanie Fortner
  6. #3,481,575 Melanie Fountain
  7. #3,481,576 Melanie Fries
  8. #3,481,577 Melanie Fulmer
  9. #3,481,578 Melanie Furman
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Meaning & Origins

From an Old French form of Latin Melania, a derivative of the feminine form, melaina, of the Greek adjective melas ‘black, dark’. This was the name of two Roman saints of the 5th century, a grandmother and granddaughter. St Melania the Younger was a member of a rich patrician family. She led an austere and devout Christian life and, on inheriting her father's wealth, she emancipated her slaves, sold her property, and gave the proceeds to the poor. She also established several contemplative houses, including one on the Mount of Olives, to which she eventually retired. The name Melanie was introduced to England from France in the Middle Ages, but died out again. It was reintroduced and became popular in the late 20th century.
275th in the U.S.
German: variant (also Förtner) or Americanized form of Pförtner, occupational name for the gatekeeper of a walled town or city, or the doorkeeper in a great house, castle, or monastery, Middle High German portenaere (from Latin porta ‘door’, ‘gate’). Compare English Porter.
3,054th in the U.S.

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