Mellyora, character in VictoriaHolt's novel "The Legend of the Seventh Virgin" set in Cornwall, counterpart to the heroine, Kerensa. ("I called her Melly to myself, just to rob her of a little dignity. Mellyora! It sounded so pretty when people said it. I have never heard that Mellyora meant anything.")
Melliora, heroine-victim ("Damp not the fires thou hast rais'd with seeming Coiness! I know thou art mine...By Heaven, cry'd he: I will this Night be Master of my Wishes, no Matter what to Morrow may bring forth!") in ElizaHaywood's novel "Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry" (1719-20)
Meliora, Motto for the University of Rochester, translated as "ever better"