Popularity:3736
Origin:Latin
Meaning:sweet
With this name, you'll be able to reflect baby's sweeter-than-sugar nature. Melinda has Latin roots, and means "sweet." It comes from the word melitus and is made up of two elements—mel, meaning "honeybee" or "bee," and linda, which means "beautiful." Melinda is one of a slew of -inda names, like Belinda, that came into use in the eighteenth century. Despite being in circulation for several centuries, Melinda still feels modern and gives baby a bevy of nicknames to choose from, including the cute Mindy.

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