French variation of Millicent

Melisandre Origin and Meaning

The name Melisandre is a girl's name of French origin.

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.

Melisandre in Pop Culture

  • Melisandrecharacter in the Game of Thrones series
  • Melisandre Backus Harrissminor character in the works of William Faulkner (eventually marries the lawyer Gavin Stevens)