Malanie is a girl's name of Greek origin. A respelling of Melanie, it is derived from the Greek word melas, meaning "darkness." While Malanie evolved back in the Middle Ages, it surged in popularity during the 1930s with the arrival of Gone with the Wind. In this famous novel by Margaret Mitchell, Melanie Hamilton Wilkes is one of the main fictional characters. If you are passionate about classic literature, naming your little one Malanie is a great way to celebrate your interests.
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