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Gender: F Meaning of Meliora: "better" Origin of Meliora: Latin

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Unusual and lush Roman name adopted, improbably, by the Puritans.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Meliora

- A character in Victoria Holt's novel "The Legend of the Seventh Virgin" set in Cornwall, spelled Mellyora - a counterpart to the heroine, Kerensa. ("I called her Melly to myself, just to rob her of a little dignity. Mellyora! It sounded so pretty when people said it. I have never heard that Mellyora meant anything.")
- Melliora, heroine-victim ("Damp not the fires thou hast rais'd with seeming Coiness! I know thou art mine...By Heaven, cry'd he: I will this Night be Master of my Wishes, no Matter what to Morrow may bring forth!") in Eliza Haywood's novel "Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry" (1719-20)
- Melior, Melusine's sister in "The Romans of Partenay" (16th-century)
- Motto for the University of Rochester, translated as "ever better"

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