Baby Names: Names Starting with Me-My


MELBA: Greek for "slender" or "soft" and Latin for "mallow flower." The mallow flower is associated with the month of September. Melba is also a variation of Melvina and Melbourne. Relatives: Melva, Malva. Namesakes: Melba Moore, Nellie Melba.

MELINA: From the Latin for "yellow songbird." Relative: Melianthe. Namesake: Melina Mercouri.

MELINDA: From the Greek for "gentle one." A change from the more well-known Melissa and Melanie. Relatives: Malinda, Malina, Malinde, Malena, Melina, Minda, Mindy, Mallie, Mally, Linda, Lindy. Namesake: Melinda Dillon.

MELISSA: Greek for "bee" or "honey." This beautiful name deserves its continuing popularity. Relatives: Melicent, Millicent, Melisent, Melita, Melisse, Meli, Mellie, Melly, Mel, Millie, Milly, Missy, Lisa, Lissa, Lis. Namesakes: Melissa Gilbert, Melissa Manchester.

MELODY: From the Greek for "song." Of all the musical names, this is the most tuneful. Relatives: Melodie, Melly, Mellie.

MELVILLE: Anglo, Saxon for "hillside," Old English for "town by the mill." Doesn't this sound classier than Melvin? * Relatives: Mel. Namesakes: Melville Fuller, Herman Melville

MELVIN: Celtic for "chief." Relatives: Malvin, Melvyn, Mel, Mal. Namesakes: Mel Gibson, Mel Brooks, Mel Blanc, Melvyn Douglas.

MENDEL: Hebrew for "wisdom" and Middle English for "repairer." Relatives: Mel, Mendelssohn, Menachem, Menahem. Namesakes: L. Mendel Rivers, Menachem Begin, Felix Mendelssohn.

MERCEDES: Spanish for the liturgical Maria de la Mercedes (Mary of Mercies) and Latin for "ransom." Mr. Daimler named his line of luxury automobiles for his daughter. Relatives: Mercia, Mercy. Namesake: Mercedes McCambridge.

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