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Gender: F Pronunciation: mel-EE-nah Meaning of Melina: "little honey" Origin of Melina: Greek Melina's Popularity in 2016: #609

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.

Famous People Named Melina

Melina Eleni Kanakaredes, American actress
Melina Marchetta, Australian novelist
Melina Matsoukas, American music video director
Maria Amalia "Melina" Mercouri, Greek actress
Melina Perez, American professional wrestler
Melina Teno, Brazilian water polo player
Melina Petriella, Argentine actress
Melina Aslanidou, Greek singer

Pop Culture References for the name Melina

Melina Whistler, character in video game "Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva"
Melina Havelock, character in the James Bond series
"Melina," song by Camilo Sesto
An alternative spelling of Gmelina, a species of tree
Melina Manon, character in Ransom Riggs' "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" trilogy