English, German, Dutch
Brought to the English speaking world via the French Mélanie, all the way back in the 11th century, this name’s roots go back to Rome and Ancient Greece and the Greek word melaina for “dark”, or “black”. Its melodic sounds and well-balanced rhythm, it is a favorite in Europe, especially in Germany and Holland.
Rank in the year 2015
Melanie was ranked #194 in the most popular American names of 2015.
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