The name Melisande is a girl's name of German, French origin meaning "strong in work". Melisande and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
This old-time fairy tale name is rarely heard in the modern English-speaking world, but it's so, well, mellifluous, that it would make a lovely choice for a twenty-first century girl--a romanticized tribute to an Aunt Melissa or Melanie.
Pelleas and Melisande is a play by Maeterlinck, the inspiration for the Debussy opera of the same name. In modern times, Melisande became a princess via the Rankin and Bass film The Flight of Dragons. And Broadway buffs might remember Melisande as the name the main character Ella Peterson takes in the musical Bells are Ringing. The name of the beautiful red-haired character on Game of Thrones is spelled Melisandre.
Lists containing Melisande:
- Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful
- Names to Substitute for Melissa
- Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare
- Romantic Baby Names for Girls
- Names That Mean Strong
- Strong Girl Names
- Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Girls
- Stylish Girls' Names That End in Consonants