Melanie Provenza in the US

  1. #12,397,319 Melanie Prickett
  2. #12,397,320 Melanie Primus
  3. #12,397,321 Melanie Prine
  4. #12,397,322 Melanie Provencher
  5. #12,397,323 Melanie Provenza
  6. #12,397,324 Melanie Pry
  7. #12,397,325 Melanie Ptacek
  8. #12,397,326 Melanie Puentes
  9. #12,397,327 Melanie Pullman
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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.
Italian: regional name for someone from Provence in southern France, the Italian name of which is Provenza. Compare Provencal.
39,037th in the U.S.

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