Gender: Female Pronunciation: meh-LIN-oh-ee Meaning of Melinoe: "having the color of quince" Origin of Melinoe: Greek

Melinoe Origin and Meaning

The name Melinoe is a girl's name meaning "having the color of quince".

In Greek Mythology, Melinoe was the daughter of Persephone, and fathered by both Zeus and Hades. She was one of two moon goddess, the other being Hecate, but was thought to be the bringer of nightmares and madness. Her name means "having the color of quince," a fruit with a yellow-greenish color that would have been associated with illness and death.

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