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Gender: F Origin of Melisandre: French variation of Millicent

The romantic fairy tale-like name has come to modern attention via the beautiful but terrifying sorceress in Game of Thrones. The character may look as lovely as her name sounds, but it's hard to imagine a parent familiar with the book wanting to use the name for their child. Two alternate directions: Millicent or Melisande.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Melisandre

Melisandre, character from both HBO's "Game of Thrones" and George R. R. Martin's series "A Song of Ice and Fire"
Melisandre Backus Harriss, minor character in the fictional works of William Faulkner (eventually marries the lawyer Gavin Stevens)

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