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Gender: Female Pronunciation: mel-oo-ZEEN Origin of Melusine: French, folkloric name

The name Melusine is a girl's name of French origin. Melusine and is often added to lists like Pisces Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

Melusine was a figure from early European folklore, associated with the water. Her legends are especially connected with the northern and western areas of France, as well as the Low Countries. She is also connected with the French Lusignan royal house which claimed to be descended from Melusine. This name makes a good choice for people looking for a feminine mythological name but want to steer clear of Greek and Arthurian mythology.

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Famous People Named Melusine

(Ehrengard) Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal, mistress of King George I of Great Britain
(Petronilla) Melusina von der Schulenburg, Countess of Walsingham, daughter of the above and King George I
Mélusine Mayance, French child actress
Melusina Fay "Zina" Peirce, American feminist, author and activist
Mathilde Mélusine Ruspoli (b. 1994), daughter of Prince Dado Ruspoli

Pop Culture References for the name Melusine

"Melusine," Belgian comic strip about the title witch
"Melusine," fantasy novel by Sarah Monette
Melusine, opera by composer Aribert Reimann
"Mélusine", a song by French singer Nolwenn Leroy
Melusine, a water sprite in European mythology


saoirse123 Says:


From the tales I read as a child Mélusine is a fairy who is usually benevolent to the people she encounters.

headintheclouds Says:


Lovely ethereal name. Definitely gives off the fairytale kind of vibe, but I can see it work in modern day due to its similarities to other mainstream names. Would love to see Melusine be used in real life!

SimoneKadele Says:


Beautiful. <3

rainierloner Says:


Very interesting. I prefer Melusina, for Melusine seems a bit too masculine for me.

Sorceress Says:


Although people don't exactly know what Melusine means, I believe it might be Middle Breton version of Millicent, but that's not very likely.

I do love Melusine, it's one of my two favorites names.