Gone with the Wind inspired a generation of girls named Melanie, though it looks as though Scarlett will triumph in the end.
Melanie was the name of two Roman saints of the fifth century, a grandmother and granddaughter. The name was introduced to England from France in the Middle Ages. In the US, Melanie became a Top 100 name in the late sixties, and remains still at Number 80. Trivia tidbit: Melanie Griffith was named after the character her mother, Tippi Hedren, played in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds.