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Gender: Female Meaning of Meliora: "better" Origin of Meliora: Latin

The name Meliora is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "better". Meliora and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names from History and discussed in our forums with posts like "LONG Family of 6 Quiz/Names Used Right Now".

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Unusual and lush Roman name adopted, improbably, by the Puritans.

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Pop Culture References for the name Meliora

Mellyora, character in Victoria Holt'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 Eliza Haywood's novel "Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry" (1719-20)
Meliora, Motto for the University of Rochester, translated as "ever better"

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