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  1. #8,455,614 Melanie Rifkin
  2. #8,455,615 Melanie Riggleman
  3. #8,455,616 Melanie Ringstad
  4. #8,455,617 Melanie Risenhoover
  5. #8,455,618 Melanie Risner
  6. #8,455,619 Melanie Rives
  7. #8,455,620 Melanie Robards
  8. #8,455,621 Melanie Robson
  9. #8,455,622 Melanie Rolfes
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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.
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Variant of the German habitational name Reisner, or of German Riesner, an occupational name for a maker of veils and hoods, from an agent derivative of Middle High German, Middle Low German rīse ‘veil’.
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