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Gender: F Pronunciation: mel-EE-nah Meaning of Melina: "little honey" Origin of Melina: Greek Melina's Popularity in 2014: #598

This traditional Greek name feels somewhat more distinctive than Melissa, though after a recent upward blip in popularity, it seems to be sliding back down -- which may not be a bad thing for parents looking for a name that both fits in and stands out.

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Famous People Named Melina

Melina Kanakaredes, Greek-American actress
Melina Marchetta, Australian author
Melina Matsoukas, Greek-American music video director
Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and political activist
Melina Perez, Mexican-American professional wrestler
Melina Teno, Brazilian water polo player

Pop Culture References for the name Melina

An alternative spelling of Gmelina, a species of tree
Melina Whistler, a character from Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva
"Melina" sung by Camilo Sesto in the 70s.
Melina Havelock, fictional character in James Bond