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Gender: Female Meaning of Melia: "work" Origin of Melia: Greek mythology name, also diminutive of Amelia

The name Melia is a girl's name of Spanish, Greek origin meaning "work". Melia and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Girls Makeover - Two Middles".

From the experts:

This is a rich, melodic shortening of the popular girls' name Amelia that can stand on its own. There are several figures in Greek myth named Melia, most notably a daughter of Oceanus. The Meliae are nymphs associated with trees.

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Famous People Named Melia

Melia Watras, American violist
Melia Mariano, American dancer and TV personality

Pop Culture References for the name Melia

Melia, nice maid at Dr Blimber's school in "Dombey and Son" (1848) by Charles Dickens
Melia, member of the Atlantean High Council in the Stargate series
Melia Antiqua, character in video game "Xenoblade Chronicles"
Melia, daughter of Oebalus in Mozart's opera "Apollo et Hyacinthus"
Melia, genus of mahogany trees
Melia, former genus of moth
Melia, Hawaiian name for the frangipani flower

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cookiedoughmonster Says:


Melia is how we've naturally shortened our daughter's name from Amelia. It's quite pretty when spoken, very melodic. :) But a bit of a mouthful for a nickname. We're considering shortening it further to Milla.